The Imperial Stock Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s beautiful high desert where you’ll find resident populations of elk, deer, antelope, gamebirds and fish. It is on this vast landscape that our stewardship practices — of the land, of the animals and of our family — are cultivated and the strong foundation of our business has been forged. It is also here that we produce grains, hay, grasses, cattle and sheep, allowing us to create the variety of consumer products you are familiar with.
You may not be familiar with the amount of historical preservation the Imperial Stock Ranch is involved in or the educational efforts it has been a part of. Countless hours have been, and continue to be, devoted to preserving the agricultural production of the ranch as well as original homestead buildings, roads and the headquarters complex. Sharing that history, the story of the ranch and that of the families who have owned it — through tours, lectures, presentations and folks just stopping by — is also extremely important.
The Imperial Stock Ranch works closely with numerous public and private agencies on projects ranging from sustainable practices to wildlife restoration and preservation to help create an even healthier ranch environment. Sharing information with fellow ranchers and interested parties about the benefits of these current practices is also an integral part of our philosophy.
And when we're not seeding, haying, tending livestock, harvesting, preserving, restoring or educating, we can probably be found working any number of municipal type jobs neccessary for running a small town. Essentially, we are a small town. We are our own road, utility, building, landscape, fire, police and medical departments, plus whatever else might come along.
Ever wonder why a rancher’s work is never done?