2012 SD Corn Yield Contest Winners

South Dakota had 121 entries into this year’s National Corn Yield Contest. The top 3 yields for each category in South Dakota are listed below. These farmers put up impressive yields in the midst of the worst drought in the last 50 years. In  fact, eight entries from 2012 will make South Dakota’s Top 10 all-time yields in their respective categories.

RANK/NAME/CITY                               BRAND             HYBRID                   YIELD


1. Ronald Johnson, Alcester                    Pioneer                 34F07                          271.49

2. Huron Farms, Huron                           Dekalb                  DKC52-59                   249.90

3 Dustin Reiff, Dell Rapids                      Pioneer                 P9917AM1                   246.39


1. Jeffery Fliehs, Groton                            Dekalb                  DKC52-59                   261.01

2. Steven Dayton Farms, Stratford         Dekalb                  DKC50-66                   249.80

3. Mark LaBrie, Frankfort                        Pioneer                 P0533AM1                  249.00


1. Randy Svendsen, Volin                       Channel                 211-99 VT3P               276.52

2. Cary Hajek, Tyndall                             Pioneer                  P1151HR                      265.22

3. Grant McCann, Springfield                Pioneer                   P1498HR                     261.06


1. Steve Breding, Chamberlain               Dekalb                    DKC63-07                   279.31

2. Val Mosel, Pukwana                            Dekalb                    DKC55-24                    273.43

3. Prairie Creek Ranch, Yankton            Pioneer                   34F07                           261.46

Click here to view the entire list of corn yield contest results from South Dakota.

South Dakota’s Top 10 All-Time CYC Entries List.

You can check out the national winners at this link.

Thanks to all of our participants.