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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 and mainstay of our herd.  The cattle we do purchase are from respected cow-calf ranches in the Bitterroot, Drummond, Blackfoot, and Deer Lodge Valleys. The lasting, positive relationships we build with these traditional ranchers involves them in the process of providing local food and ensures that we can bring the best quality animals to our customers.

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, we have the privilege of leasing the Sapphire Ranch.  This ranch is a wild and spectacular part of the world within ten miles of Missoula. The owner has placed the ranch under a conservation easement thus ensuring it will remain open and undeveloped country for years to come.

The Bitterroot River is the lifeblood of our operation at all our locations. It provides the oxbows and lush pastures where our cattle enjoy a good, healthy, and LOCAL life!


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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.

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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.