R Farm of Northwest Ohio
5561 County Road 19.5
Stryker, OH 43557
R Farm of Northwest Ohio: Naturally Better Beef
This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Our History: Established in 1995
R Farm is tucked in the northwest corner of Ohio, just outside the village of Stryker. We are proud to be fourth-generation Williams County farmers. Doug’s parents purchased what is now our farmstead at public auction when Doug was a young boy. After we married, we purchased the farmstead from Doug’s parents and began to make it our own. It was then we discovered that the land was first homesteaded by Melissa’s French immigrant ancestors, the Renaud family. The original barn remains and has been carefully restored and expanded to house our cattle.
Our family farm specializes in consistently providing natural, high-quality beef for our customers while maintaining the well-being of the land and animals God has entrusted to our care.
We feel blessed to raise our family on a farm where we can care for the well-being of our land, animals and the environment. Farming is a lifestyle
that we enjoy, and we are fortunate to make a living doing what we love. It brings us great pride and satisfaction to provide a healthy product, naturally, that our customers enjoy feeding their families. Our mission is to be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with.
In 1997, we raised our first feeder calf for beef. Since then, our farm has grown to include around 30 head of cattle at any given time. Each calf is fed mainly non-GMO corn, raised on R Farm, hay and an all-natural supplement. We do not use growth hormones and only administer antibiotics when necessary to treat an ill animal. Our natural practices ensure that our customers receive quality beef that is healthy, delicious and tender.
The farm is home to other furry friends as well, including 4-H goats, our dog, a few ducks, and many cats. Several laying hens provide our family with farm-fresh eggs.
Our primary occupation is raising field crops. We rotate corn, soybeans and winter wheat on the acreage at the home farm and locations throughout Williams County. Each year, we reserve acreage for the production of non-genetically modified corn. This corn is used to make cattle feed, mixed right here on the farm. If we need to supplement our supply, we source from our local elevator and neighboring farms.
Family Farm, Family Fun
We are a family that loves the lifestyle farming allows. We enjoy the outdoors and are involved in our local 4-H program and the Williams County Fair.