In 1927, there were over 500,000 sheep in the Willamette Valley. Now there is an estimated 70,000 sheep in the valley.

There has been declining sheep numbers in the USA. since 1948.With the declining sheep numbers the processors have consolidated more.

There is only one major lamb processor on the West Coast in Dixon, Ca.

Half the lamb sold now is from New Zealand and Australia.

Most U.S.A. lamb is trucked thousands of miles to feedlots in Colorado and fed grains.

The Anderson family built Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC so that we could have USDA inspections on our own farm processing.

Only wild steelhead salmon have more Omega 3's than Anderson Ranches grass fed lamb, compared to other proteins.

Oregon grass fed lamb has always been a premium product sold in the USA.

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"Oregon is an Eat Fresh Place"

"Oregon born Reed Anderson showed he still has the pioneering spirit, when he built a new USDA processing facility on his own ranch so he could control the quality of the lamb he sells. Faced with a decision to quit focusing on meat or build his own processing plant, Anderson chose to build. The 15,000 square foot facility (including holding pens) is built like the largest of plants but in a small way. Its can hold 500 lambs or 70 grass fed beef cattle, and process up to 300 animals a day."
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The Anderson Family

The Anderson's have been raising Oregon grass fed lamb for 5 generations.

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About Us

We built our facility and began operations in 2013, after using other processing facilities for five generations. We are already known to many ranchers in Oregon and other states, and may the only one that has their own processing facility. For those who do not know us you can read more about us below.

Reed Anderson's grandfather and great grandfather operated a processing plant in the 1940's and 1950's. They shut it down because of the consolidation of large processing plants.

Our largest processing customer is our other business, Anderson Ranches Grass Fed Lamb. We decided to build our own processing facility to have more control over all aspects of the operation, to ensure the highest quality product for our customers.

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