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October 30, 2018 • Page 6 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Resources & Considerations When Making Cull Cow Marketing Decisions BROOKINGS, S.D. - With cull cow markets below average this fall, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist, Heather Gessner shares resources and considerations cattle producers should review when deciding when to market cull cows. "The 2018 slaughter cow market has been impacted by the large supply of beef in storage and an increase in cow slaughter volume compared to 2017," said Gessner, pointing to the South Dakota 2018 slaughter cow prices which are at or below 2017's average monthly prices (Figure 1). The Livestock Marketing Information Center 2018 average through September for breaker grade cows was $65.05. "This is 4.3 percent lower than 2017," Gessner said. If a producer plans to hold cull cows until markets improve, Gessner reminds them to pencil out what the cost of holding the culls will be so they can make the most informed decision. "Also, not every cull cow should be held and placed on feed for a later sale date," Gessner said. She outlined the characteristics of cows that should NOT be held. They include the following: Cows in a body condition score (BCS) of 5 or more. Cows already in good condition, will not gain additional pounds in an efficient manner and may end up cutting into profits. One reason to keep the cow on feed is to increase the BCS thus increasing muscle mass, the fat cover and total pounds available for sale. Cows that are unsound or injured. These animals should be sold direct to a packer. Animals must be ambulatory and a direct sale reduces further injury. If a cow has been treated with any antibiotics ensure all withdrawal periods have been reached prior to any sales. Cows that are unhealthy. These cows offer a whole set of management challenges to the operation. Unhealthy cows may not gain efficiently and thus may not improve the profitability of the operation through feeding. However, cows that have received medication with any antibiotics need to be monitored to ensure they are not sold before withdrawal periods are reached. Feed cost options Once producers accurately identify cows that have the ability to gain weight and potential to return a profit, Gessner said there are many feeding options for cull cows. "As corn fields are harvested, grazing aftermath acres becomes one of the available options. Depending on the weather, cows may be able to graze these acres until the desired market date for limited feed cost and labor requirements," she said. Cows can also be placed in a feedlot system and receive a balanced ration designed to maximize average daily gain and encourage the development of white fat. 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"South Dakota's history is rich in American Indian culture, pioneer life and change," said Jay D. Vogt, state historic preservation officer and director of the State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. "The more than 1,300 state individual properties and districts listed on the National Register are important for their role in South Dakota's culture, heritage and history. And when properties get listed, it shows that their owners take pride in their role in preserving that culture, heritage and history." Buildings, sites, structures and objects at least 50 years old possessing historical significance may qualify for the National Register, according to Vogt. Properties must also maintain their historic location, design, materials and association. Listing on the National Register does not place any limitations on private property owners by the federal government. Following is more information about these newly listed properties. Hyde County Memorial Auditorium, Highmore The Hyde County Memorial Auditorium was built in 1951. Located on a corner lot northeast of the intersection of 2nd St. SW and Cummings Ave., it is listed in the National Register at a local level for entertainment, recreation and architecture. The Memorial Auditorium was built to host many large community events, such as basketball games, concerts and theatrical events. Today, in addition to these activities, it also houses some of Highmore’s municipal offices. The building is also a characteristic example of the transition between the Art Deco and Art Moderne styles of architecture in the early postwar era. Long View Stock Farm, Gann Valley vicinity The Long View Stock Farm is listed in the National Register as locally significant in the areas of Agricultural History and Architecture. The farm serves as a significant local example of an early 20th century stock farm in central South Dakota. The one-and-a-half-story gambrel roof barn was built in 1917. With its triangular hay hood, one-story lean-to on the east elevation, and a onestory dairy shed on the west elevation, this is an archetypal example of the common South Dakota barn built in the early 1900s. Most of the historic buildings were erected during the tenure of Ernest and Minnie Sinkie from 1910 to 1948. The barn, 1910 farmhouse, storm cellar, garden, two large chicken coops, garage and outhouse with their immediate setting illustrate the evolution of agriculture over the early 20th century in Buffalo County. The farmstead overall retains its setting, location, feeling and association as well as design, workmanship and materials. For more information on the National Register or other historic preservation programs, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217; telephone 605773-3458 or website history. sd.gov/Preservation (click on National Register of Historic Places in the right column).
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