The L-J Ranch mother herd of Hereford Cattle has been established in the Bayfield area for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in the highest quality genetics of the breed. Our cattle are treated like members of the family, and enjoy their winter days roaming the ranch, and laying by the lake and streams.

In the summer they take their vacation on the Vallecito Lake range permit, enjoying the cool mountain air and sweet high altitude grass. We believe in raising our cattle from start to finish, in the most humane and gentle way. Our animals are worked by horse & hand, the way it’s been done for centuries. We offer a Natural Grass Finished Beef or Grain Finished beef, to please everyone’s pallet. We strive to sell locally, and fill a need for Pasture Raised Beef in our community. We take orders year round, but process our beef in the fall season. If you are interested in purchasing our Colorado Natural Beef, please visit our contact page or fill out our Beef Inquiry Form, we would love to hear from you!