Thank you for visiting our website! We look
forward to helping you put good wholesome locally raised Lamb
and Beef on your dinner table.
Dan comes from a long line of dairy farmers
and began raising sheep when he was in 4-H. Although the dairy
cows were a big part of the family farm, Dan always dreamed of
having his own herd of beef cows and growing his flock of sheep.
Dan and I got married in the early 90’s and welcomed
three wonderful farm kids over the years. They are now all
teenagers and are a big role on the farm hence our name OAG
farms which are the initials of our children.
We currently have 20 head of Angus cross
cattle. We also
have 80 head of commercial raised purebred Dorset lambs. We have
done a lot of research on this breed of sheep and with their
natural lambing abilities, ability to have rate of grain on good
pastures/hay we felt we could not go wrong in the production of
lambs. We select only the ram genetics that will only enhance
our current ewe base. We
never use steroids and we do not give any of our animals that
are to be processed hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
We feel with good selection of genetics most illness can
be avoided with proper care from the herdsman.
So take a look at our
pictures we have available and please stop back frequently for
updated photos and buying opportunities.
Sincerely, Dan & Aimee
If you shop for beef and or Lamb at your
local grocery or even at your local farmer's market you will see
two opposing views on how to feed your cattle.
Grass fed or grain fed ?
Each have their pros and cons.
OAG farms we have a long history with feeding animals and have
chose a path that creates a balanced diet for our sheep and
cattle. This diet we feel is beneficial to our animals and our
cattle eat a diet of high quality hay, and ear corn.
Our animals eat mostly green matter in their diet, with
just enough ground corn to give consistent marbling and great
The hay our animals eat is another thing on
our farm that we are very proud of due to good research.
Hay is a forage something that ruminant animals require.
We are always researching and seeding new seed in our
pastures and hay fields. Having a blend of different varieties
of seeds to create high quality and palatable hay for our
animals is vital in our feeding program.
Before we plant any seed in our hay fields, we plan what
dietary needs are required so that we can plant it, bale it,
store it and feed it to them accordingly to what they need at a
particular time of the year.
The varieties we typically blend in our hay fields are
alfalfa, orchard grass, timothy, and different clovers.
Each brings something to the table and we utilize their
benefits to our animals
The grain we feed our sheep and cattle is
grown, harvested, stored and ground on our farm.
We grind our picked ear corn, even the cob which holds
great value in fiber for the animals.
Unlike some producers
who feed large quantities of grain to pack on pounds quickly, we
use our grain as a tool for consistency.
This keeps the acid in their stomachs low while keeping
enough starch in their rumen to promote healthy digestion.
It also encourages a slower growth with much less stress
on our animals. Our animals have free choice salt/mineral
available all year long.
Because of our growing, harvesting and
feeding processes, we produce consistently high quality meat
with a dependable and delicious flavor.
We think our labor intensive and balanced diet is the
right thing to do for our Lamb and cattle, and also for our
“All natural beef supplement is used on our farm and we
do not feed preventative antibiotics”