Established in 2018, A Lazy D Land & Livestock seeks to provide exceptional sheep, goats, cattle, horses and hay to Central Oregon and beyond. Founded in partnership by Alden Caldwell & Damian Stehly, their longterm goal is increased farming diversification and enhanced animal genetics to build a self-sustaining agricultural operation.
Damian grew up in Valley Center, California, growing avocados, citrus and exotic animals on his family’s farm. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in Fruit Science and Water Management. While at Cal Poly he worked summers for hay producers in Woodland and Big Pine, CA, inevitably enjoying growing hay and working with livestock. Damian also met a tall, blonde gal at Cal Poly, that would derail his California dreams and move him to the Central Oregon High Desert.
A native Oregonian, Alden left her family’s cattle and Thoroughbred horse ranch to attend Cal Poly. She majored in Agriculture Science and Meat Science emphasizing in sales and communications. After working in beef sales in California post-graduation, Alden returned to Oregon to manage the family ranch. Now working as a Bloodstock agent and “pinhooker” in the Thoroughbred race horse industry, Alden splits her time between the ranch and the Kentucky Blue Grass.
A Lazy D Land & Livestock is as much of a passion project as it is a business. Alden and Damian strive to promote exceptional genetics and best-farming practices to produce quality animals and an evolving operation suited for the generations to come.
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