3 Oaks Meats is continuing the family legacy in the cattle industry. Having grown up with a love of land and livestock, 6th generation rancher Cortney Blasingame and fiancée Shad Lawrence, a multi-generational agriculturalist and 1st generation cattle rancher, dreamed of creating an opportunity to share their locally raised beef, pork, and lamb. Our families have long been involved in our community and we want to share our love of livestock production with families like ours.

Cortney's family has raised livestock, including hogs, lambs, and cattle in the Central Valley since 1860.  Her family’s ranching history began when Cortney’s great-great-great-great grandfather began raising hogs in the gold mining country of California.  Between 1860-1870, the family moved to Fresno County and raised bands of sheep before venturing into the cattle business.  By 1900, her family had become full-time cattle ranchers and continue that heritage today.

Shad brings a uniquely fresh and innovative perspective to 3 Oaks Meats being from a family deeply rooted in Central California agriculture.  For three generations, the Lawrence family has been involved in many agricultural operations including dairy farming, cattle feeding, as well as growing a variety of crops and trees. 

There are incredible challenges that accompany ranching in California but our goal is to work sustainably - to leave the land and water better for future generations while growing healthy animals which have been treated with care and respect.  We value the environment of 3 Oaks Meats and work every day to conserve the natural resources on our beloved ranch land.

We are continuing the farming and ranching legacy of our ancestors while cultivating a community of families who want to enjoy locally-sourced meat in their everyday lives. “To put it simply, the ranch is my happy place - this is where I feel completely at home,” says Cortney.  “I am so thankful to spend time with my family who share these same joys in life.”