GO Farms LLC began in 2000 with the purchase of about 300 acres and a tiny abandoned farmhouse in Medford, Oklahoma with the intention to be a great place to deer hunt. As the years went by, surrounding property was purchased, crop sharing began, and wildlife and land conservation efforts grew. In 2009, we purchased our first set of Angus cattle. Our 1st generation cow calf operation has grown to over 450 cows and 24 bulls covering 6,000 acres. We are proud to now offer our high quality, hormone free beef to the public.
GO Farms managing partners (and husband and wife) are Greg and Darci Oplotnik of Edmond, Ok. We have two grown children, Jaci and Jackson who are both first time ranchers. Our very knowledgeable, hard-working, and conscientious farm manager, is Jake Henderson.
The GO Farms herd consists of Registered Hereford Bulls, Registered Angus Bulls, Black and Red Angus cows, Charolais Red Angus crossed cows from the famous Hoodoo Ranch in Wyoming. We sell beef shares - (quarters, sides, whole beef), specialty beef bundle boxes, and individual cuts as available. Our herd is grass fed, grain finished with NO hormones. We will be selling 100% grass fed by end of 2022.
We believe hunters and farmers are the greatest conservationists and we take serious our God-given environmental stewardship command to “subdue” the earth. We believe in responsible farming to include Animal Welfare and Good Agricultural Practices. Our farm practices include low till, pasture raised, and rotationally grazed herd management. Rotational grazing has many environmental benefits to include: increased forage production, soil fertility, and resistance to drought, with less wasting of forage, less soil compaction, and control of less desirable plants. Further, it promotes low stress on animals as they learn to associate humans with good food and provides opportunity for ranchers to assess the health of each animal. We over-seed some of our bermuda pastures with wheat and cut our own hay.
We have a herd preventative health vaccine program and nutritional program with a contracted veterinarian to minimize disease and unnecessary antibiotic use or animal suffering. Total quality management of our cow calf operation involves culling breeding stock, proper cattle handling, mitigating biohazards, and humane euthanization of terminally sick or injured cattle.
GO Farms is a member of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association and the National Young Farmers Coalition. We are certified in the Cow/Calf Beef Quality Assurance Program. GO Farms is a participant in the Oklahoma Wildlife Department Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). DMAP is a program aimed at intensively managing deer herds on private lands. We also voluntarily participate in the FSA (USDA Farm Service Agency) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Farmers enrolled in the CRP land conservation program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.
To support an Oklahoma Local, Family-owned, Small Business please fill free to check out our online store to preorder your GO Farms Beef or find our products at the Conscious Community Co-op in Edmond, Oklahoma. We look forward to providing you and our future customers the best, premium quality beef.