L&M Ranch is located in the beautiful Wahatoya Valley near the town of La Veta. Family owned and operated, our focus is on natural husbandry of sheep, cattle, swine and poultry and organic gardening.
We support the farm-to-table movement by offering our exceptional pasture raised meats for sale to individuals and restaurants through direct sales and farmers markets.
Better For Us
It has been scientifically proven that when cattle, sheep and swine are fed a forage based diet and allowed to roam freely outdoors in a natural environment that the meat produced has a higher nutritional value then animals raised in confinement and fed a grain based diet.
Summary of the nutritional benefits of grass finished meat:
Better For the Animal
Because they are kept in a natural environment. Sheep and cattle are ruminants, their digestive system consists of a 4-part stomach with the unique ability to break down cellulose such as grass and other browse into digestible forms.
Pigs and chickens are omnivorous, so we provide them with pasture to roam and grasses as well as organic grains, garden vegetables, fruits and kitchen waste when appropriate.