Ox Hollow farm is a diversified, family operated farm nestled in Roxbury, CT at the gateway of Litchfield County. Established in 1996 by Mark Maynard with the mission of providing hormone and antibiotic free products to consumers, Mark has utilized his education and upbringing to produce all-natural, pasture raised Angus beef as well as high-grade pork and poultry. Mark’s 20+ years experience raising beef has been entrenched in his belief in conservation and obtaining maximum crop yields.
Mark’s parents promoted raising beef during Mark’s childhood aiming that their children would learn sustainable livestock practices. Mark went on to study at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Animal Science while initiating Ox Hollow Farm. Through educational and professional experiences, Mark has broadened his network with other farmers nationwide. Mark has utilized these experiences to innovate his own practices and to provide local youths an opportunity to work within Ox Hollow’s framework to gain exposure to his lifework.
The Maynard’s continue to pass on the tradition of family farming as Mark’s children Mackenzie and Owen have embraced their family’s love of domestic animals and livestock, both with showing cattle and pulling oxen.
Mark raises all stock on the farms acreage utilizing rotational grazing to expose animals to full pasture spring through fall months. During the winter months the animals are housed in an open housing with a free environment offering hay, and corn silage, all grown and processed at Ox Hollow Farm.
Ox Hollow Farm’s all-natural Angus beef, high grade Duroc and Hampshire pork, free-range chickens (seasonal turkeys), and brown eggs can be found at several local area farm markets, as well as various local natural food markets.