Villard Ranch About Our Lambs
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You're Invited to VISIT
Moffat County!

The Villards have been raising natural American Lamb in Colorado
over 80 years.

Villard Ranch is a third generation sheep operation located in Northwest Colorado. We continue to raise them much the same way "Grandma Villard" did over eighty years ago.  The operation that started in Utah and used pastures part-time in Colorado moved to the Yampa Valley in 1928. Since then it has seen changes in the production and consumption of lamb and wool in the US. We have seen the reduction of the use of American Lamb and the increase in imported sheep products. We witnessed changes in the way sheep are transported to seasonal pastures, the way that wool is packaged and sold and in the attitude towards sheep in general.  One thing that has not changed is the way that the Villard sheep are raised. They are a free range herd, moved from the lower country in the winter to the fattening grasses of the high country summer pastures. Our sheep and lambs are natural from the ground up. Raised with sunshine, green grass, clean air and fresh mountain water.  We invite you to taste the difference that Mother Nature makes in our fresh Colorado Lamb!

So when you go Out Back tonight...
make it Fresh American Lamb on your plate!

Call Today for prices and availabilty.
We use Brother's Custom Meat Processing for all of our Lambs.
We would be happy to set up processing as well as shipping for any of our customers.
Brother's Custom Processing - Dave & Bob Satterwhite
Phone: 970-824-3855 Fax:970-826-9786

Need your lamb processed with a USDA certification? We can arrange that too!

Be sure to check out our opportunities for great Colorado Big Game Hunting (and small!), Unique Vacations, and the annual Sheep Wagon Days Event. We have hunting opportunities for Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Black Bear, Mountain Lion and of course COYOTES!!!


All photographs copyright of Melody Villard unless otherwise noted. Any reproduction or use without written consent is strictly prohibited.

We hope you enjoyed your visit - Tell us what you think!

Name: Eric Hartsough
Date: 10/18/2014
Message: My wife, Deena and I live at 9000 feet above Golden and may attend your events in 2015 as we enjoy the Suffolk breed and are thinking of building a small flock here.

Name: dawn haynes
Date: 06/27/2013
Message: yes i enjoyed your site and the natural way you are raising sheep :) it warms my heart ..keep up the great work.i can be reached at missbwana@yahoo.com or (970)731-9729

Name: Dan King
Date: 12/07/2012
Message: Thank you for keeping this tradition alive! I'll make it a point from now on to eat ONLY American lamb.

Name: Laura
Date: 11/12/2010
Message: Great website! I enjoyed reading your history and looking through the site. Keeping up a family farm is an honor and alot of hard work. Best of luck to all of you! lindenhillfarms.com

Name: Patsy Morrison
Date: 08/14/2010
Message: I live in Carbondale and am considering raising a few sheep. The information on your site is fabulous and your family history is heartwarming. Bless you for all your hard work. Maybe I'll make a visit. You're not far. Thanks.

Name: Farmer Bob
Date: 06/30/2010
Message: Hi there I just dropped by to have a look at your site. We should do some stuff together re the sites (www.sheep.com and www.adoptafarm.com)

Name: Roberta Rothwell
Date: 05/22/2010
Message: I am planning on coming to the Sheep Wagon Days - looks interesting! Will lamb be available for sale? Can I bring my dogs? How hot will it be if I have to tie them up or leave them somewhere? Is camping available in the area? Roe4Ro@aol.com

Name: Rooster Shamblin
Date: 01/12/2010
Message: http://roostershamblin.wordpress.com/ please read my blog

Name: linda
Date: 12/11/2009
Message: Interesting searchin for family history, I'm havin a ball! Granddaughter of Owner of "Ragsdales Meat Market" Craig, CO.

Name: Reta Hall
Date: 10/18/2009
Message: Very nice page. I used it for a class project for a grandaughter in G.J. Thank you

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Keeping Western traditions and an American way of life alive, one family at a time.

Villard Ranch
in Beautiful Northwest Colorado



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