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The Co-Owners of Oxbow

Meet Wendy & Bart

Bart and Wendy Morris moved to Missoula in the summer of 2006, fell in love with the garden city and Montana, and feel lucky to call it home. In 2014, they fulfilled a life-long dream and started Oxbow Cattle Company.

Wendy was raised on the Tenny Ranch in northeastern Colorado; cattle, horses, and the ranching lifestyle is deeply engrained in her. Wendy is an Anesthesiologist practicing in Missoula since 2006. At Oxbow, she uniquely combines these two aspects of her life; being a physician with a passion for health and wellness applied not only to the horse and cattle health at the ranch but also to the health aspects of the beef we produce. Wendy is also a rancher with a passion for horsemanship, stockmanship and regenerating the land in our care.

Bart grew up working on local ranches in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming where he got a degree in Wildlife Biology and Range Management.  He spent the next 8 years working for the Wyoming Game and Fish trapping Grizzly bears, working as a game warden, biologist and access coordinator. In 2006, Bart and Wendy made a big life change and moved to Missoula, where Bart started working for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as the Regional Access Coordinator.  Bart’s various work experiences, his love for the land and animals mixed with his desire to make an ecological difference gave him the confidence to quit a steady job and start Oxbow Cattle Company in 2014. The past 8 years Bart has devoted his life to regenerating the land he is lucky enough to care for, becoming the best stockman and horseman he can be and producing the healthiest and most delicious grass-finished beef possible for his community.  

“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! Perfect texture on the t bone. No gristle. Nice thick cuts. Thanks guys.”

- Satisfied Customer

“Just fed your beef to my over forty soccer teammates. (Two T-bones, two rib steaks, and two burger packs). They were amazed! I was pleasantly surprised. I was told that grass finished is an acquired taste but I guess it is the preferred taste in my opinion. It tastes like beef is supposed to taste in my mind.”

- From Charlie Sullivan

“Had Oxbow steak again last night  (three thumbs up)!”

- From Dan Propp

“I feel good about feeding Oxbow beef to my two small children, knowing they are getting the highest nutrition and best quality beef around. Thank you for providing Missoula with that option!”

- From Janelle Stauff

“Hi Bart!

The meat is amazing. My family and I absolutely love the flavor. The ground beef has so much more flavor it is making every meal better! I recommend you to everyone I talk to and hopefully some buy from you.

Take care,

- From Stephen

“Love getting meat from Oxbow! Always so delicious!” – Kade & Kennedy

- From Kade & Kennedy

“Thanks for continuing to nourish us when we need it most! I gave up 20 years of vegetarianism for an Oxbow steak. No regrets. I’ve never felt better!”

- From Sarah

“Thanks for all you guys do! Great meat, convenient, family loves it when I come home from the farm store!”

- From Alyssa B

“Hi Bart and Wendy, your meat is the best! So happy I can come to the store and shop! Thank you thank you thank you!”

- From Bobbie

“Thank you so much. This store is a life blood (or good example of the many life-giving parts) of Missoula!”

- From Angela