Reed and Robyn Anderson are the true definition of entrepreneurs; engaged in their community with a desire to grow their businesses in ways that support and protect the environment and land that they love.
A love for raising and growing sheep the way nature intended is a huge piece of why they do what they do what they do and how they do it. They raised their children to love what they do and give back, and now with both boys – Jake and Travis joining the family business and starting families, they are excited to see what the future may bring.
Five generations of lamb-raising expertise and care ensures Anderson Ranches lambs will produce the highest quality meat – that is tender, juicy and delicious. The Anderson’s have vast experience in selecting the best English breeds for optimal growth in Oregon’s climate.
The sheep company is managed by Jake Anderson, who understands that genetics is key to healthy and happy animals. In addition; providing open ranges and pastures with unlimited grazing not only supports the natural growth and development of the sheep; it also improves the sustainability of the land by reducing weeds and noxious plants through the simple act of grazing.
Grass-management is another key to sustaining high quality, it’s imperative to manage the land, ensuring it is not over or under-grazed. The Anderson’s sheep grow until they are between 7-10 months of age and to an average weight of approximately 130 lbs.
The Willamette Valley boasts one of the most productive, grass-growing regions in the US, a perfect place to raise the perfect lambs. In turn, as the Anderson Ranches brand continues to grow, they are working with other local ranchers to contract similar lambs that have the same business philosophy and growing standards, just another way they are continuing to support their local community.
Anderson Ranches sustainable practices are unique and unmatched when compared to other lamb companies. For Robyn and Reed this has always been at the forefront of their business model. Each of Anderson’s companies, utilize one-another to ensure sustainability and profitably across companies and the environment in which they reside.