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.


The Anderson Family

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

Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing Sustainability

Transportation - saving fuel and carbon footprints. A few miles from I-5, our own lambs from Anderson Ranch are on the same property.

Our facility was constructed by local contractors and local materials.

Well water is used and reclaimed water from processing is used on our pastures.

All other unusable by-products are composted and used on a separate ranch.

We apply the same sustainability standards that we do with our other business, Anderson Ranches Grass Fed Lamb. View our web page >