J&M Ranch is located in Lake Preston, SD. It was founded by Jerod and Melanie Olson in 2014 when the couple took a leap of faith and invested themselves wholly in learning the ropes of growing their own business. Melanie grew up around Charolais cattle her entire life being the youngest daughter of Al and Deb Vedvei of Vedvei Charolais. Jerod grew up in a commercial herd and then spent 3 years working with Al before establishing J&M Ranch.
J&M Ranch currently consists of approximately 50 head. The Olsons focus on producing Charolais cattle with low birth weights and high performance. They avoid "fads" and work to produce cattle that will add profit to the commercial producers bottom line. Bulls are marketed annually by private treaty as well as consigning to area winter show and sales.
The couple has 2 daughters, Khloe (6) and Kinzlee (4). A new ranchhand, Kash, joined the family on October 07, 2017