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rainbow trout, south dakota, commercially raised trout

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ExEx 12003


Natural Resource Management


On a lettuce leaf with a twist of lemon, you can’t tell a “wild” trout from a good commercial fish farm rainbow. Demand for trout far exceeds supply, and most South Dakotans will settle gratefully for a commercially raised rainbow. There are customers out there if you are thinking of adding a commercial trout enterprise to your farming or ranching operation. This Extra provides information about raising trout in existing ponds and lakes in South Dakota. Trout culture in many areas of the state is new, therefore research from other states is the basis for much of the information in this Extra.