Regenerative Agriculture Focused on Soft White Wheat & Offering Free-Range Livestock Raised on Non-GMO Grains
The Hang Belly Ranch, LLC, near Maupin, Oregon, is independently owned by Kelly and Peter O’Hanley. It is an active working ranch that specializes in meat and wheat production. The 850-acre ranch is adjacent to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in historic Wapinitia and has been in continuous operation since 1876. We practice regenerative agriculture practices on the ranch. We believe the marriage of farming and nature conservation is one of the best ways to achieve a truly sustainable future. Good soil is the foundation of a productive farm/ranch in a diverse ecosystem and contributes to a stable climate. Our ranch’s biologically active soil is generated and held in place by native grasses and planted cover plants (alfalfa/legumes, vetch, and clovers). We purposefully minimize soil disturbance with zero to low tillage, employ regular and systematic planting of cover crops, manage systematic short-term grazing by our livestock on sections of the ranch, and compost all of our animal waste to be returned to the wheat and open fields. We avoid the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers---all of which can have negative effects on the soil, harming the ranch’s soil microbiota and making plants dependent on them.
We aim to provide high-quality meat - produced from happy/healthy livestock according to free-range principles: