Shady Oaks Ranch was started in 2003 by Kim and Dick Frisbee. We acquired 44 acres of unimproved land in Crescent City, Florida. After clearing the property, planning pastures, planting hay, and miles and miles of fence posts, the ranch was ready!
During this time, hours were spent researching breeds of cattle, types of hay, nutrition, feeding and daily care. We traveled to different shows around the country, contacted other breeders, and visited other farms to learn more about raising cattle in Florida. We decided on the American Lowline Fullblood Angus breed because it was best suited for the size ranch we had built, and for the quality of the meat that they produce.
We purchased our original herd while attending the National Lowline sale held at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado in 2010. It consisted of 21 heifers (full blood and percentages) and one full blood lowline bull. We have increased our black angus herd with new calves born in the spring of 2010, additional purchases at NWSS in Denver of 2011, and new calves being born sired by our lowline herd bull.
We have also purchased 17 registered red angus heifers. Two were bred with Red Baron (FM7829), a full blood Australian Import, through AI. We are a joint owner of "The Legend" bull syndicate, and have added to our Rebel Red Lowlines herd . After adding a fullblood red bull, we are anticipating building up our red lowline herd as well.