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Lazy J Grand Lodge

Pheasant, Lodging
Lazy J Grand Lodge

Bryan & Cody Jorgensen


Our family’s roots run deep in Tripp County, South Dakota. In 1909, Martin Jorgensen Sr. homesteaded the original farm near Ideal, South Dakota. Over 100 years and four generations later, we’re still here! Today, we are proud stewards of a diversified farming and ranching operation that covers more than 20,000 acres. With thousands of pheasants flying overhead, we have something very special here, which we’ve been sharing with select groups of sportsmen since 1983. You’ve heard the stories. Guess what? They’re true. Seeing is believing, so come see for yourself at the Lazy J Grand Lodge. The Jorgensen operation began in 1909 when Martin Jorgensen, Sr. and his wife Gertrude homesteaded land near Ideal, South Dakota. Nearly 50 years later, his son Martin Jorgensen Jr. adopted the pioneering beef cattle performance breeding concepts of the late Dr. Jay Lush (Iowa State University). By the 1960s, the Jorgensen’s performance-based, line-breeding program had established their herd as “the source” for performance beef cattle genetics in the U.S. Today, the 3rd- and 4th-generations of the Jorgensen family continue the legacy of innovation through farming and cattle operations. We remain at the forefront of performance measurement, genetic analysis, and conservation. As a result, cattlemen, farmers, and hunters continue to look to “the source.”

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