Farm and ranch youth win breeding stock


October 26, 2022

S.D. Farmers Union

South Dakota Farmers Union Herd Builder Scholarship program recipients Jacob Jung of Mina, Rope Reis of Reliance and Austin Rose of Chamberlain all received breeding heifers during the 2022 Western Junior Livestock Show held in Rapid City. Youth are selected based on an application process.

By Lura Roti for

South Dakota Farmers Union

Pre-veterinary student Madison Hofer is eager to apply the skills she's learning in classes at South Dakota State University (SDSU) to the breeding ewe she just won from South Dakota Farmers Union.

"This is the first time I've had the opportunity to raise my own sheep," explained Hofer who grew up on her family's crop farm near Freeman. "I am eager to take care of her medical needs, but what I am most excited about is when she lambs."

Hofer is among six youth to receive breeding stock – three ewes and three heifers - through South Dakota Farmer...

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