C2 Cattle Company has been a landmark property in Southern Oregon since its founding in 1963 by James and Lurline Coonan.
Today, the ranch is still owned by the Coonan Family and is comprised of over 9,200 contiguous acres, consisting of creeks, meadows, oak savannah, and forest.
Our dedicated crew irrigates over 2,500 acres of cool-season perennial grasses each year and their efforts help to achieve our goal of sustainable agriculture both financially and ecologically.
We regard ourselves as stewards of the land and strive to maintain a holistic approach with all decisions that effect our natural environment. Our grazing plan takes into account the seasonal migration of local wildlife, stream health, watershed function, and the long-term health of our soils and forest.
Our unique proximity to the Cascade Mountain Range and the Little Butte Creek makes us an important winter range for Black Tail Deer and Roosevelt Elk. We have cooperated with ODFW, The Freshwater Trust, Trout Unlimited, and the Jackson County Soil & Water Conservation district to help guide our decisions concerning management of this sensitive wildlife habitat.
We have over 1,600 acres of forest land under a protection easement with the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy to ensure that key habit and forest species are protected from residential development in perpetuity. As of 2017, our conservation easement is the largest in Jackson County.
We are confident that agriculture will maintain an essential role in American industry, and as the last 50 years have proven, C2 cattle Company continues to be an important working landscape in Southern Oregon.