Oxbow Cattle Company Team

Bart & Wendy Morris


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Bart and Wendy moved to Missoula in the summer of 2006, fell in love with the garden city and Montana, and feel lucky to call it home. Bart grew up working on local ranches in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, and Wendy was raised on the Tenny Ranch in northeastern Colorado; cattle and the ranching lifestyle is deeply engrained in their roots.  They met at the University of Wyoming during undergraduate school and married soon thereafter.  In 2014, Bart and Wendy fulfilled a life-long dream and started Oxbow Cattle Company with Bryce Andrews. In 2015, Bryce moved on to pursue other interests, but Bart and Wendy are continuing the mission.

 

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Zu & Bitt


 

Unconventional cow dogs?  Okay, they are bird dogs that get to live the good life at Oxbow.  They spend their days at Oxbow watching after voles, mice and any game bird that dares to cross their path.  They also make sure to stay clear of the cows.

 

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The Oxbow Horses


A big part of our day-to-day life at Oxbow involves our horses.  We use them to handle our cows as well as travel the vast country where we graze our cows.  It is a true partnership between us and our horses which teaches us to be humble and listen.  We value them highly and appreciate the jobs we can get done with them in a quiet and unobtrusive manner.  Here they are:

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Quinn (as bomb-proof as they come), Wyatt (Quinn’s full-blood brother and a smooth ride), Sandy (Miss Reliable in the hills), and Moe (full of mischief)

 

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Blue & Pepper (the youngsters and future)

 

Our family, friends, neighbors, community and volunteers


We know the success of Oxbow would not be possible without our families and the relationships we have developed along the way…  we thank everyone who has helped and supported us in this wonderful adventure!

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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.