Black Tansy Farm is a small family-run farm in Springfield, OR. We currently raise Dexter cows, Icelandic sheep, and Pilgrim geese for meat and fiber.

Production Practices:

All the animals are on pasture year-round. We use a rotational grazing system, avoid using antibiotics (except when animals are sick), and seek to steward the land with a high standard of ecological responsibility.

Type of Farm Products Sold:

Beef, Lamb, Poultry, Value-added products. We also offer wool rovings and tanned hair-on hides when available.

Number of Acres in Animal Production:


Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices: 

All animals spend 100% of time on pasture, unless they need temporary in-barn care for illness, lambing/calving, or other condition. We practice multi-species rotational grazing. Cows go first on each paddock, sheep follow. All meat animals are finished on grass here at our farm. During the winter we feed a mixture of alfalfa, grass, and oat hay, supplemented with minerals. We occasionally sell feeder steers and lambs when there are too many animals to maintain the pasture in good health. We are currently working to restore our pastures and we primarily rely on the animals themselves to help restore the pasture. We irrigate 4 of our paddocks and manage the remainder as dryland pasture. We do not use any chemical insect/pest management practices.

Environmental Conservation:

We plant native grass seed in non-pasture grassy areas. We are establishing hedgerows along fences to provide cover and habitat for wildlife. We have installed bat boxes and bird nests to encourage insect-eating wildlife. We also protect trees and shrub copses in the pasture to provide bird and wildlife habitat.



Farm Visits:

By appointment only.

Where Products are Available:

OPN Product Guide: South Willamette Valley
We are direct farm-to-consumer only. Please email for purchasing inquiries.

More Info and Contact Information:

Black Tansy Farm Facebook Page