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Scott Oswalt

“The healthy animals we raise here on our farm provide a safe, healthy product for the consumer.”

Scott Oswalt
Sheep Farmer

Name: Scott Oswalt
Location: Vicksburg, Michigan
Years farming: I’ve been farming for 30 years, though the family farm was established in 1898.
My family: I am married to my wife Becky, and we have two kids. Our oldest, Allie, is a junior at Grand Valley State studying business, and our youngest, Cameron is a junior in high school. I also farm with my brother Steve and father Gordon.
How I came to be a farmer: I’ve been around the farm since birth, and farming with my family has always been my passion and love.
The best thing about being a farmer: I feel that the best thing about being a farmer is waking up every morning knowing you get to do what you love for a living. I live by the quote, "If you love what you're doing you'll never work another day in your life."
My personal philosophy on farming: My personal philosophy on farming is that our animals are our livelihood. We need to take care of them and our environment so they will take care of us.

Lamb Production in Michigan and the United States
  • The term "lamb" refers to a sheep that is either gender and less than one year old.
  • There are 47 recognized breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  • Sheep are used to help fight forest fires and control weeds in vineyards.
  • American Lamb provides a complete, high quality protein, which means it supplies all of the essential amino acids, or building blocks of protein that a person needs to build, maintain and repair body tissue.

For more information about Sheep production in Michigan, please visit www.misheep.org

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