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History of Dybdal Charolais 

     You could say Agriculture is in the Dybdal's blood... Martin Dybdal came to the United States from Denmark in 1904 at the age of 17, at that time he began raising livestock and crops. Second generation, Lawrence Martin Dybdal, was fond of Charolais Cross animals and primarily used those in his cattle herd. Third generation, Lawrence Martin Dybdal II (Larry), was always impressed with his father's Charolais-cross animals and quickly saw the benefits of having the Charolais influence in the herd.

     Dybdal Charolais began in 1982 when Larry purchased his first pure bred heifers and bulls. Larry started selling Charolais bulls and females in 1985 and started Annual Production Sales in 2012. Fourth generation, Ty Martin Dybdal, returned home in May of 2018 and became part of the Dybdal Charolais Operation.

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Our Herd

Our Family

     The Dybdal Charolais program consists of both artificial insemination and embryos, along with their proven herd sires. They have found that this program strengthens the genetic capabilities to

provide the best possible bloodlines in

theCharolais industry. The cowherd is a

very moderate framed herd. The bulls

that have sired these calves are some

of the best in the breed. 

      We have found the Charolais breed

to be quite versatile. It works well for

the purest of seedstock herds as well as

the commercial cattleman. The 

Charolais cross adds significant pounds

to calves at sale time.


Family Memberships

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

American International Charolais Association

Nebraska Cattlemen - Krista serves on Board of Directors

Nebraska Charolais Association - Larry serves as a Board of Director

Cedar County Cattlemen 

American International Junior Charolais Association 

Nebraska Junior Charolais Association-Taylor serves as Co-Advisor

The Classic - Krista serves on the Board of Directors

     Larry and Krista were married June 6, 1992. They have worked to build their farm and ranch operation since that time. Staying involved in the agricultural world is quite important to Larry and Krista.

Along with their children 

they have been elected

or volunteered on many

boards, committees, 

and associations on the

local, state and nationally

level. The Charolais Breed

has opened many doors

for the entire family.


     Taylor (Dybdal) Koenig attended

Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska earning a degree in Animal Science. She married Christopher Koenig and they currently live near Chambers, Nebraska along with their two children, Caroline and Carter.


     Ty graduated from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He has been a part of the Dybdal Operation since 2018 and is continuing to grow and improve his own Charolais herd along with his wife Abby and their two sons, Hudsyn and Hayes. Ty is also  a Livestock Sales Representative for Big Iron and ST Genetics..


     Trisha graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She majored in Agricultural Marketing and Communications along with a minor in Animal Science. Trisha lives near Seward, NE. We welcome Colin Riley to the family as they have recently been engaged. 

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