We are Justine & Kalevi Lustig. Sloughbottom Pastures is the culmination of our life-long dream of owning a ranch with cows and horses. As we learned more about the soil, we discovered we both had passion for using grazing to improve the quality of the earth under our feet.

We started farming together after we married in 2008, and we have since grown our family with two children.

Our goals included raising animals that are vigorous, healthy, and productive, but in a way that is both profitable and enjoyable. Over the years, we have explored ideas around low-input ranching, and incorporated techniques such as bale grazing, swath grazing, rotational grazing, and pasture watering into our ranching systems. We are passionate about healthy soil, beneficial biodiversity, improvements in the water cycle, and creating a robust plant system. 

We are always finding ways to improve on what we are doing and have a never-ending “to-do” list of projects and new ideas. Growing our knowledge along with our cows, we are constantly researching concepts and welcome suggestions and advice from our friends, customers, and fellow ranchers.

Justine has a passion for sharing ranch life with others,
and you are welcome to come for a farm tour and ask lots of questions!
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