Vedvei Charolais Ranch is a nationally recognized herd of purebred Charolais cattle located in Lake Preston, South Dakota. It was founded in 1986 by Alan and Deb Vedvei. The operation started with Al working for his father-in-law Arnold Wienk. Over 25 years later, the operation has grown to over 300 registered Charolais cows. Vedvei Charolais is one of the leaders in the Charolais industry because of their commitment to the improvement of the breeds genetics.