Natural, grass-finished beef from our pasture to your table.

A word about Oxbow beef


Raised and finished on pasture and hay, our beef is better for your health than it's grain-fed counterpart. Grass-finished beef is leaner, with significantly lower levels of both total and saturated fat, and has a more balanced ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. It also contains higher levels of beta-carotene, B-Vitamins, and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium… and it tastes delicious!

The Oxbow story


Oxbow Cattle Company is a conservation-minded cattle ranch producing healthy, grass-finished beef on pastures next to Missoula, Montana.  Our goal is to provide customers with the highest-quality beef, improve the ecological integrity of the land in our care, and contribute meaningfully to our community.

Land ethic and philosophy


We understand that our livelihood depends on the health and resilience of the land where we graze our herds.  Though we value our livestock and strive to give them the highest standard of care, we believe our most important task is the good stewardship of the streams, foothills, forests and grasslands where we work.



How much beef is in an 1/8th?

One of the hardest things about buying bulk beef is knowing how much you should order.  For example, an Oxbow 1/8th of beef is between 65-70 lbs, but what does that really mean when you are placing frozen steaks, roasts and burger in your freezer?  Here is our attempt to explain this. The 1/8ths we …

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We were at a house on Maloney ranch. They were surprised to know that they were eating something that was living just down the street until 6/25/14! Perfect texture on the t bone. No gristle. Nice thick cuts. Thanks guys.

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We had the privilege to start our three-year-old horses, Blue & Pepper, with the legendary horseman Buck Brannaman last July, and an article about this experience was published in the 2014 November/December issue of Eclectic Horsemen.  We really love this form of horsemanship as it puts the horse first and forces the human to communicate with …

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An abandoned channel in the course of a river, shaped like a U. We graze our cows on the ancient "oxbows" of the Bitterroot River, where these sub-irrigated fertile remnants of the Bitterroot provide lush feed for grass-finishing cattle.