Livestock the bright note in South Dakota 2005 farm income
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) _ Much stronger livestock prices offset
lackadaisical crop prices and crop production last year, according
to farmers participating in a management program.
Livestock sales in 2005 accounted for nearly 53 percent of farm operating income, while crop sales accounted for nearly 29 percent, said Roger DeRouchey, program instructor with the Mitchell Technical Institute’s Farm/Ranch Business Management program.