The Blue Mountain Ranch is located on the South watershed of the Ochoco Mountains, neighboring the High Desert community of Paulina in Central Oregon. Owned and operated by family and friends of multiple generations, we desire to preserve and enhance the heritage of the land and quality of the soil with a dynamic balance of efficient hard work and valuable family time. We strive for progressive and compassionate management of productive soils full of microbial life, profitable livestock, and a secure abundance of clean water. We aspire to reach a sustainable lifestyle that is stimulating to all generations.
Surrounded by the breathtaking span of snow-capped peaks, you can understand why we chose to call our home “The Blue Mountain Ranch”. Nestled in Central Oregon, this cattle and hay ranch captured our hearts. Grass meadows, running creeks, forest grazing, blue skies, and good neighbors are just a few of the things we found hard to resist in the small town of Paulina, Oregon; not to mention the Bald Eagles, abundance of deer, antelope, and elk, and a lifestyle we have long awaited.
Our four generational family moved from a small farm in Central Arizona to live and work on “The Blue”, raising commercial cattle and grass finished beef along with meadow grass and alfalfa hay. Our heifers calve late in the spring, usually by the middle of April and the cows finish up by early June. Our herd consists of moderate framed, easy fleshing Red and Black Angus mother cows who calve from late April to mid May on open meadows or forest permits. They are fed a mixture of alfalfa and grass hay supplemented with loose mineral during the winter months, turned out into lower grass meadows in the spring, and then taken to the forest and our BLM allotments to graze during the summer. Our calf crop is born hitting the ground running as we move the 800 cow herd throughout 100,000 acres of forest grazing from May through September.
Transitioning into summer calving and cell grazing has improved the quality and production of our grasses and range ground as well as the ability to provide grass-finished beef to our local customers. We aspire to be the best possible stewards of the land and raise reputable products from productive soil.
Engaging and connecting consumers, families, and individuals to where their food comes from and how it is raised, fed and cared for is a benefit to the entire agriculture industry. We invite you to become part of our community! Please read through our website, visit our Face Book page, and follow us as we learn and stretch our abilities as ranchers, educators, and stewards.
Allen and Sarah Teskey
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