Welcome to Beitelspacher Ranch Online!
Welcome to Beitelspacher Ranch located 2 miles east of Bowdle along Highway 12 in north-central South Dakota. We are in a region with rolling hills and native prairie which provides ample grass for raising high quality cattle and abundant habitat for deer and pheasants. Tree belts, cropland and lodging that sleeps 9. Call for availability and price. (605) 285-6581 or Rich’s cell at (605) 281-1334.
Our 2016 is now posted and can be downloaded .pdf file format by clicking here or on the catalog thumbnail at the right.
The ranch was established by Erwin Beitelspacher in the early 1950’s. He and his son Richard raised and showed Angus cattle until 1969, when they began AIing to Simmentals to produce half-bloods. From the early 70’s, Richard and his wife Sharon and their four children built up a reputable purebred Simmental herd. Through 4-H, FFA and Simmental events Beitelspacher Ranch raised and showed several champion steers and heifers across the region.
In 2003, a Simmental dispersal sale was held and Beitelspacher Ranch returned to raising purebred Angus and Simmental x Angus composites. Today, Richard and Sharon Beitelspacher operate the ranch with their son Mark. They maintain about 300 registered Angus cows and a commercial herd of 250 Simmental x Angus based cows. AI is primarily used on the purebred herd. The Beitelspacher’s calve in March and April and hold an annual production sale each March.