Get To Know Circle L Ranch
November 12, 2019
Open Pastures & Grazing
The open pastures and grazing at Circle L Ranch provide an idyllic habitat where we raise and care for our more than 300 Limousin and Angus cattle. Watch the video below for a cinematic aerial tour:
How we raise and care for our animals is at the heart of everything we do here at Circle L Ranch. While many cattle producers have less than ideal environments for their animals including tight feeding quarters and limited grazing areas, the cows at Circle L Ranch have easy access to fresh clean water, abundant feed, and wide open spaces to roam. This provides a less stressful environment, and is a primary reason we don't need to give our animals antibiotics and additional hormones. And while it may sound a bit like marketing, there is something to the fact that happy cows turn into better beef. Checkout this article from The Ohio State University that speaks in more detail on this topic: https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/happy-cows-mean-better-meat
Raising Great Tasting All Natural Beef
Open spaces with room to roam is not the only key to producing high quality, great tasting all natural beef. While our cattle do spend some time out to pasture feeding on grass, they are always supplemented with grains. When an animal is weaned off the mom, they are put out to natural pasture along with hay and other supplements such as brewers grain. Once the animal is within about 90 days of going to processing, they are fed 2.5% of their body weight for premium growth along with unlimited hay and forages as well as fresh clean water. We feed animals to near prime grade with a combination of grain, brewers grain and hay. We commonly test our feeding program at multiple testing facilities to ensure a balanced and complete diet for maximum growth and nutrition, and to deliver the best tasting, all natural beef, we possibly can from our farm to your table.
A Long History
Circle L has been producing quality Limousin seedstock for over 30 years. Bob & Phyllis Leatherman purchased the Charles Yost farm in 1981, which was known for raising the Limousin breed. A few of those Limousin animals were purchased as the original Circle L Limousin herd. Much has changed since that first set of cattle and the herd now includes purebred and commercial Angus in addition to Limousin. The farm includes a sale facility that has been used over the years to hold numerous production sales. Circle L has been active in showing cattle over the years and has enjoyed a long show history of champion titles at both the local and national level.
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