Shimanek Bridge Farm Claimed

 

We are a small family farm along Thomas Creek near Scio, Oregon at the edge of the Cascade Foothills. We raise a variety of livestock on roughly 50 acres of pasture, including meat goats, beef cattle and pigs, and practice intensive grazing management, where we focus on creating healthy soils, nutritious forage, happy animals and nutrient dense farm-fresh products. We sell directly from the farm and deliver from Portland to Eugene and points in between.

Where to Find Our Products

On farm or delivered to locations from Portland to Eugene.

Production Practices

Management intensive rotational grazing, Pasture raised and finished, no synthetic fertilizers or herbicides/pesticides.

Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices

We use multi-species management intensive rotational grazing across roughly 50 acres of diverse pasture. That means we move the animals as much as twice per day in order to promote forage quality and animal health, protect soil and water quality, and encourage biodiversity. We conduct regular soil tests to monitor soil health, and and have planted diverse pastures of grasses, legumes and herbs which are irrigated seasonally to ensure year-round nutritious feed for our animals.

Environmental Conservation

Since 2013 we have planted over 1500 native trees and shrubs along Thomas Creek, which borders the northern edge of our property. In total, we maintain roughly 12 acres of forested wildlife reserve along the creek and have put in nearly a mile of fencing to keep livestock out. We don’t use any synthetic fertilizers or spray herbicides or pesticides, and our pasture and grazing management is designed to encourage biodiversity and sequester carbon. Two solar arrays provide power the farm.