Articles by Bart Morris

Country Meets City

We were honored to have an article in Missoula Valley Lifestyle Magazine!    Chelsea Lyn Drake did a great job with the article and the photos Pamela Dunn-Parish took are wonderful, thank you both.  Missoula is our home and we feel so lucky to be able to be a part of this community.  Here is …



Grass-finished Approach Supports Business

Melissa Hemken published an article on us for Western Farmer-Stockman.  You can view the article here.



Blue, Pepper, & Buck

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 …



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 …



Oxbow Cows are Happy Cows

We take pride in the way we treat and handle our cows.  This means we handle them without undue stress, provide them as good of home as possible, and watch over them closely. We raise and purchase grain-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free cattle.  In 2014, we began raising our own cattle, which will be the future …



Local, Grass-Finished Next to Missoula

Our cattle are raised and pastured literally right next to Missoula. In fact, our Miller Creek Ranch lease borders the City of Missoula to the south.  The Oxbow Cattle Company Headquarters are located just across from Lolo on Oral Zumwalt Way, a beautiful and fortunate place to call home. Directly to the south of our property, …



No Growth Hormones, Antibiotics or Grains

Our cows have never been given growth hormones, antibiotics or grains. We guarantee this by having an affidavit signed for every cow that is purchased by Oxbow. We also keep detailed records showing each cow’s history.



We were featured on KBGA – Word of Mouth

Last fall we were featured on KBGA – Word of Mouth.  Also included was our processor, Superior Meats, and one of the restaurants in town that featured our beef, the Red Bird.  Here is a link to the radio program, Word of Mouth – Food.



Modern Stockmen

In the spring of 2014, just after getting our feet on the ground, literally and figuratively, we had an article published in the Missoula Independent.  Unfortunately Bryce has moved on, but Wendy and Bart are continuing the mission.  The article was titled  “Modern Stockman” by Erika Fredrickson.



ox · bow
/ 'äks,bō /
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.