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Some ranchers in the western United States reportedly are stealing grass and hay to feed their cattle, as the drought has depleted their own pastures.

South Dakota’s Cattle Inventory Up 5 percent

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota's cattle inventory heading into 2013 is up 5 percent from the previous year.

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Texas Plant Closure Will Help Aberdeen Slaughterhouse

ABERDEEN - The closing of a beef processing plant in the Texas panhandle could help a fledgling slaughterhouse in northern South Dakota fill out its workforce.

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South Dakota Bison Tenderloins Star of Inaugural Luncheon

RAPID CITY - While most people are talking about President Barack Obama's speech and Michelle Obama's glamorous fashion choices, South Dakotans are buzzing about another inaugural feature: the bison tenderloins the first couple ate.

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Young Farmers and Ranchers Holding Conference

OACOMA, - Young Farmers and Ranchers is holding its winter conference in Oacoma.

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Foreign Dairies Eye South Dakota as Ideal Place to Relocate

PIERRE - Foreign dairies are immigrating to South Dakota because of the state's near-perfect dairying conditions.

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Aberdeen Beef Plant Clears Final Financial Hurdle

A beef processing plant in South Dakota that has struggled to begin operations says it has enough finances to get to full production.

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USDA: South Dakota Hog, Pig Inventory Down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota's Dec. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs was 1.2 million head, down 14 percent from a year ago and down 7 percent from Sept. 1.

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Some ranchers in the western United States reportedly are stealing grass and hay to feed their cattle, as the drought has depleted their own pastures.

Cattle Prices Jump More Than 30 Percent

The drought that plagued much of the region this summer has caused a cattle shortage, which in turn has prompted prices to rise between 30 to 40 percent higher than this time last year.

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South Dakota Officials Hold Forums on Livestock Production

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold two dozen meetings across the state in the next three months to discuss the future of livestock production in the state.

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Aberdeen Plant Can Process Unlimited Number of Cattle

Northern Beef Packers can now process an unlimited number of cattle after getting its permanent certificate of occupancy from the city of Aberdeen.

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