We are glad you stopped by for a visit. Located on the high plains of western South Dakota, our ranch is at Isabel, about 60 miles west of the Missouri River. The purebred herd, including 1000 Charolais and 600 Angus females, runs on native, shortgrass pastures where the annual rainfall is 16 inches per year and 20 to 25 acres are needed to run a cow.

What We Believe

Our long-term focus is on customers, cattle and land. We have great respect for our #1 customer, the commercial calf producers. They raise a superior product that will generate tons of high-quality beef, doing it mostly on land not suited to other food production. With world leading genetics and uncompromised customer service, we strive to add value and profit to the commercial rancher, while keeping an eye on the needs of the feeder, packer and consumer down the line. Lastly we view our land as a gift to steward. Aiming to leave it better than when we got here, we plant countless trees, employ good water management and maintain conservative grazing rates on both the native and seeded pasturelands.

For 4 generations and over 80 years we’ve been ranching at Lindskov Ranches in the heart of South Dakota. Producing sustainable, high quality cattle, you and your family can trust. Our team works hard to put the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we produce.

Our History

Started in 1934 by William James Lindskov, the Lindskov Ranch is one of South Dakota’s largest and most diversified family farming and ranching operations. Bill passed on in 1981, but his legacy of sound ranching, farming and stewardship to his son  Les Lindskov, his wife, Marcia, and  their sons. This legendary and ever expanding ranch has thrived with cattle and wildlife. With sound management the Lindskov Family has proven that farming, ranching and wildlife can all thrive as one.​

About The Ranch

The Lindskov Ranch is spread across the high plains grassland of Northwestern South Dakota. The breaks and draws of the Grand and Moreau Rivers and the vast never-ending grass flats make for some of North America’s best Pheasant, Sharptail Grouse and Hungarian Partridge hunting and is considered some of the best cow-calf country on planet Earth. Lindskov-Theil Ranch conducts their annual Charolais and Angus bull sale the 3rd Saturday in April. These breed-leading Charolais and Angus sires and females bring prospective buyers to the Isabel ranch from the far corners of the planet.

Our Philosophy

The Lindskov family and employees farm many thousands of acres, growing alfalfa hay and small grain crops such as millet, milo, winter and spring wheat, garbanzobeans, sunflowers and corn. These crops, spread in boundless quantities throughout the ranch, creating some of the most prolific Ringneck Pheasant hunting anywhere in the world. By leaving some of every crop un-harvested, the wildlife population has prospered for decades.