SD Governor Talks Beef and Ethanol at Sturgis Rally

Cindy Zimmerman

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem saddled up to ride into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on horseback, then traded her real horse for a steel horse to lead the Legends Ride, an annual charitable event that is co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. The governor appreciates RFA’s ethanol promotion efforts at the rally each year. “Ethanol is critical to our economy…it’s …

Audio, Beef, Ethanol, Horses, Livestock, RFA

Alltech ONE Equine Track is a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Horses have a special place in the heart of Alltech and the equine track for this year’s ONE Ideas Conference offers six amazing sessions for horse lovers. Alltech Lifestyle and Companion Animal Director Tim Karl just joined the company last August and he is very excited about the lineup, which includes a look at the new World Equestrian Center (WEC) …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Horses

Animal Ag Bites 9/4

Carrie Muehling

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. invites you to visit their member farms and ranches on National Alpaca Farm Days on September 29th and 30th. This is a unique opportunity for the public to explore the many aspects of the alpaca livestock industry in North America. For a complete list of participating farms and ranches, visit Huvepharma® announces the acquisition of …

AgWired Animal, Animal Bites, Dairy, Horses

Animal Ag Bites 8/20

Carrie Muehling

The IDEAg Group LLC announces a new partnership with Sioux Nation Ag Center at Dakotafest 2018. Dakotafest takes place Aug. 21-23 at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota. Over 500 exhibitors will offer trade show booths, educational sessions and family-friendly offerings. Download the Dakotafest mobile app at for show information. The challenges and questions generated by market and regulatory …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Bites, Dairy, Horses, Sheep

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Chuck Zimmerman

From Deauville to Caen, France I’m now spending a morning at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This morning there is jumping and vaulting competitions taking place. I got started out with jumping. This competitor is airborne over the Alltech jump, the first in the course, of course. I’m adding photos to my Alltech Global photo album as I post …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Events, Horses

Traveling with Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the IFAJ Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann Hess about this year’s Global …

Ag Media Summit, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Horses

Optimizing Equine Feeding Programs

Chuck Zimmerman

Equine feed is constantly improving and Dr. Amy Gill is leading the way. She is one of the presenters at the O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunities event. She’s an equine nutritionist who works between Lexington, KY and Boynton Beach, FL depending on the season. Amy is working with O.H. Kruse on some cutting edge equine feed formulations and was here to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Horses, O.H. Kruse

Donate to South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund

Talia Goes

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013. The fund will be administered by the South Dakota …

Agribusiness, Beef, Farming, Horses

A Boat Captain’s Tale

Jamie Johansen

A highlight to Chuck’s recent trip to Argentina for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalist (IFAJ) Congress, was during the livestock tour where he witnessed gauchos drive horses and cattle across a local river. Unable to turn down the opportunity for a unique interview, Chuck chatted with the Argentinian boat captain while he guided the tour boat across high waters. …

Audio, Beef, Horses, IFAJ

Argentine Cowhide Sledding

Cindy Zimmerman

What do Argentine gauchos do out in the pampas when they are bored and maybe have had a little too much Quilmes to drink? They tie dried cowhides to their horses and drag each other around in them. Seriously. I don’t know what it’s called – there must be a name for it – so I just call it cowhide …

Horses, IFAJ, Video