Al’s interest in Charolais Cattle began when he started working with Wienk Charolais in 1976. In 1978 he married Deb Wienk. They began to build the foundation of what would one day become Vedvei Charolais. They have three daughters, Corrie, Stacie, and Melanie and in 1986 they started their own business, Vedvei Charolais. They have now been raising and selling Purebred Charolais cattle of their own for more than 25 years. 2011 marked the 25th Anniversary of Vedvei Charolais. We are very thankful for all our valued customers and friends we have made. Our oldest daughter Corrie has 3 daughters Hadlee Ann, Bentlee Jo and Cambree Faith.  Stacie married Mitch Olson in 2006 and they are currently living in Atlanta, GA and also have a daughter, Paisley Jo and a son Camden Lee. In 2010, youngest daughter Melanie married Jerod Olson.. They have two  daughters, Khloe and Kinzlee and a son Kash.

Over the years Vedvei Charolais has been extremely fortunate to have had two of the breed’s greatest herd sires, first in Mac 2244 and more recently in VCR Sir Duke 914. Vedvei Charolais has exhibited their cattle at many shows and sales across the nation with one of the highlights having the high selling lot at the 22nd National Charolais Sale in Denver, CO.

Our bulls are sold private treaty and at our three state winter sales. Our cow herd has grown to over 300 head including both spring and fall calving cows. This allows our customers more selection to fit their individual needs. Females have also been sold at private treaty. We host our Dakota Standards Female production sale every year in November.

Ranch History


Alan and Deb Vedvei

44213 204th Street

Lake Preston, SD 57249


Al’s Cell: 605-860-1135

Corrie Holt

20436 442nd Ave

Lake Preston, SD 57249