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Fenceline Weaning Field Day at Cronin Farms

October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

When: Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 16051 W. Whitlock Rd., Gettysburg, SD 57442

Join Dakota Lakes Research Farm to learn how fenceline weaning can reduce the stress of separation between calves and dams, leading to better outcomes. In addition, speakers Dan Forgey, Corey Cronin and Monty Cronin will discuss other livestock and grass management concerns, as well as cover crops and agronomy. Topics will include:

  • Fenceline weaning basics
  • Vaccines
  • Feeding and supplements
  • Creep feeding
  • Heifer development
  • Steer marketing
  • Rations
  • Pasture size, rotation timing, using polywire, water development
  • Grazing cover crops
  • Cover crop water and fertilizer needs
  • Where cover crops fit in crop rotations
  • Managing covers on dryland

Getting there: From Highway 212, turn north on Highway 1804 and travel 4.3 miles. Turn west onto Whitlock Rd. for about four more miles, staying on the road as it turns south. The Cronin place is on the north side of the road, just before Whitlock Resort.

No registration is necessary. Contact Dakota Lakes manager, Sam Ireland, if you need special accommodations: sam.ireland@dakotalakes.com; 605-224-6357.

This work is supported through a cooperative agreement of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


October 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Dakota Lakes Research Farm


Cronin Farms
16051 W. Whitlock Rd.
Gettysburg, SD 57442 United States
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