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Pasture Renovation to Address Invasive Exotic Grasses

Sunday, June 23, 2024
Sixty head of spayed heifers arrived at Dakota Lakes for custom grazing on April 30, 2024. Luke Perman of Lowry, SD is the owner.

A Tale of Two Seeding Dates

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
A side-by-side comparison of dormant-seeded spring wheat (left) and spring-seeded wheat (right) on June 9 shows the dormant-seeded wheat is headed out, whereas the spring-seeded wheat is not.

Save the Date for the Dakota Lakes Annual Field Day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Join us for the annual Dakota Lakes Field Day on June 27th!
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Welcome Blake Foxley, New Board Member!

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Please welcome the newest member of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm Board of Directors, Blake Foxley!

Internships drive passion for research

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Congratulations to former Dakota Lakes grad student Clarence Winter on the successful completion of his Master's degree!

Buy an Acre: Grow the Legacy

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Dakota Lakes is expanding! This past fall, 480 acres with large areas of Highmore soils (a very common glacial till soil) came up for sale just two miles north of Dakota Lakes' main farm. After a successful bid at auction, Dakota Lakes took possession of the land to begin soil sampling and planning.

Fall Cover Crops Provide Viable Grazing Program for Stocker Cattle

Monday, February 12, 2024
During the cover crop grazing demonstration at Dakota Lakes Research Farm during the fall of 2023, yearlings were given access to swathed cover crops, cover crop regrowth, corn stalks, and supplemental grain. The yearlings gained an average of 2.2 pounds per head each day.

Moving Custom Feed Bunks with an Irrigation Rig

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Always looking for more efficient ways of feeding cattle, the team at Dakota Lakes put feed bunks on skids so the bunks can be moved with an irrigation rig. An electric fence suspended from the rig limits the livestock's progress down the field, so they get access to the cover crop in the field at a....

Becoming fossil fuel neutral

Friday, December 15, 2023
Dakota Lakes Research Farm recently took delivery of a Ford Lightning electric pickup, just one part of their strategy to become fossil fuel neutral.

Fenceline weaning, cover crops take center stage at Cronin field day

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Tuesday, Oct. 17, offered up a perfect October afternoon in rural South Dakota, with the wind gusting, the sun glinting off of Whitlock Bay in the distance, and the occasional bellowing of a recently-weaned calf. Occasional because the calf could still see, smell and hear mama cow, who was grazing ....
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