"Our family-run farm has been providing quality meat to our community for 150 years."

We raise All-Natural grass fed or grain finished cattle free of additives, chemicals, antibiotics, and growth hormones.


We raise Hereford, Angus, and Hereford-Angus Cross Animals.

All of our cattle are born on the prairies of South Thurston County in the spring and range free on our acreage. When the fields are dry enough the cattle are moved down the hill to the lush green pastures of the Deschutes River Valley where they graze and roam in beautiful pastures and are always handled with care.


We believe in being responsible stewards of the land and using sustainable, humane methods. Therefore, we do “rotational grazing” which not only allows us to maintain healthy pastures but also allows our cattle to graze on the most nutrient rich part of the grass. Since we are on the banks of the Deschutes River, the yearly flooding of our fields ensures an endless supply of natural minerals and nutrient rich soil. The grass is managed through a combination of grazing and haying. We then feed the cattle the hay during the winter months.



We now have 31 calves!!



Our first new calves of the season!!!

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The Chronicle did an article about us.  Check it out at:

Nelson Ranch Celebrates 150 Years


TENINO — For five generations the Nelson family has worked the land of its Mima Mounds prairie home in south Thurston County. In August, the Nelsons celebrated 150 years of farming with a party, inviting neighbors, friends and customers enjoy a day a hay rides, history displays, music and farm t…


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3624 Waldrick Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501