Our Story

Welcome to Dakota Lazy J, where we are committed to helping families get great tasting, nutritious beef at a reasonable price!!

  It all started back in the fall of 1959 when my Grandpa Pete and his 8 children moved from regent ND and bought the ranch, we currently run on near Morristown, SD. 

Peter Jacobs was a WW2 vet; he was considered to be one of the men holding the flag of Iwo Jima. He was the best grandpa anybody could’ve asked for and he never ran out of stories to entertain me and my siblings.

 My dad, Sylvester Jacobs bought it from my grandpa in 1973 and has been running it ever since. He has raised chicken, pigs, sheep, dogs, cows, horses and prairie dogs (just for entertainment) they're really not wanted. He gave up running sheep in 2015, to be able to start his dream of raising grass finished cattle. It has always been a dream of his and he made it come true with hard work and dedication. I don't know many that can work as hard as he did. From feeding cows in sub 0 temps with an old Farmall tractor that had no cab and only two-wheel drive in the middle of a blizzard to now, where everything has ac and heat, and you never have to suffer much. He is someone that I look up to and greatly respect. 

At Dakota Lazy J we are committed to grass-fed and finished beef without any of the harmful vaccinations, hormones and drugs you will find in most available sources.

We believe this is essential for providing a quality product that is healthy for families and healing for the environment, by the means of regenerative farming and ranching.

We are proud to be a part of the farm-to-table movement and to be able to offer our customers the highest quality meat that is perfect for families who appreciate convenience, without sacrificing their health.

Many of our customers have found our products will fill the freezer with the highest quality and the healthiest beef. Our customers have enjoyed the fall-off-the bone, melt in your mouth texture and we believe you will too.

We hope that you will join us in our mission to keep families healthy without compromise and championing the healing power of farm-to-table meat by supporting our farm and sharing your experience with friends and family.

Thank you for choosing Dakota Lazy J. We look forward to serving you and bringing you along in our farm journey with you and yours.