SDSU Extension Feed and Forage Finder connects livestock producers with resources

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension Forage Finder connects livestock producers with forage suppliers. A much needed resource when forage supplies are tight due to current drought conditions across many areas of the state.

“Connecting those with hay and forage resources to sell with livestock producers in need of forage can sometimes be difficult,” explained Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension beef feedlot management associate. “Our purpose for starting this Facebook group was to provide a low-cost way for buyers and sellers to connect. This page harnesses the power of social media to help make those connections.”

SDSU Extension facilitates the Facebook page.

Open to anyone interested in either buying or selling hay or feedstuffs, the SDSU Extension Feed & Forage Finder is a group and is easy to access on Facebook.

Listings can include baled hay, straw or silage, as well as, individuals seeking out pasture to rent, custom feeding or custom grazing arrangements.

Access SDSU Extension Forage Finder

To access the page, Facebook users should type in “SDSU Extension Feed & Forage Finder” into the search box at the top of the Facebook web page. From there, individuals have the option viewing the postings as well as asking to join the group.

For additional information, contact Rusche at, Shannon Sand, SDSU Extension livestock business management field specialist at