Our Farm

Good bulls are grown from the ground up. We manage our feeding pastures and grain enterprise to ensure our cattle feed on native, sustainable shortgrass and grains and natural grain supplements. We don’t overstock our pastures and we don’t overfeed to create artificial weight. 

We invest in good genetics, then manage and select our purebred Charolais bulls to express their full genetic potential. We don’t push our bulls hard—we believe in natural growth. If you purchase a sire from Prairie Valley, you’ll get several years of use without early-onset foot and leg issues. We often buy calves back from our herd bull customers, knowing it’s good genetic stock.

“This is a strong program that does things right. Health, Management, Selection, and Genetics are aligned to produce a quality product that meets the customer and the beef industry’s needs. The cattle are handled ‘real world’ with no excuses made.”
Dr. Jay C. Alberda
Central Dakota Animal Clinic

Our bull herd consists of 15 purebred Charolais sires, 150 spring cows, and 100 fall cows. We sell yearling bulls and 18-month bulls. 

We take pride in our high-performance, high market value bulls and the highly maternal characteristics of our cows—the results of expert breeding

To learn more about our Charolais sires, visit our catalog (available soon) or contact us with any questions.

“We use Prairie Valley Farm Charolais bulls for most of our bull power. We use them for the simple reason that they add frame and pounds to our calves. In the last couple of years our weaning weights have gone up 70 pounds on the average. We had char-cross calves weighing 700 pounds when we weaned in the middle of October last fall. We sold calves the same week in January as last year, and our big end of the steers was 107 pounds heavier than last year, and all the calves were 50 pounds heavier on the average. Figures like those prove the genetics the Mason family has put into their bulls.
Ted and Josh Bultsma
Platte, SD

The Shelter Belts

David’s father, the late Clarence Mason, was a big believer in conservation and environmental stewardship. Fifty years ago, he started planting cedar trees on Prairie Valley Farm. David has continued the tradition, planting trees every few years. The cedar forest, known as a Shelter Belt, now has over 80 acres of trees. The Shelter Belt is strong, enriching the land and provides a valuable windbreak for our fields and cattle. 

A fellow herder once asked David how he got so lucky to have such a beautiful cedar forest on his land. David said, “There’s only one way to get trees and that’s planting them.” 

That sums up Prairie Valley’s philosophy and mission: Plant the seeds today, care for them tomorrow, and enjoy the benefits for years to come.