Adams Ranch expands ABEEF open-range cattle onto Farmton tree farm in Edgewater
By: Paul Ivice, TCPalm
Launching a new venture between two multigenerational agricultural companies, the first 100 head of Adams Ranch cattle will be trucked to Edgewater next month to graze the 60,000-acre tree-farm operation of Farmton Cattle Co.
The new venture — Adams Ranch-Farmton LLC — brings together two family businesses in what they envision will become a long-term relationship to expand Adams Ranch’s sustainable cattle production efforts, which began on its St. Lucie County ranch in 1937.
Headquartered in Fort Pierce, Adams Ranch is a fourth-generation cattle business operating in St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Madison and Osceola counties.
One of the top producing cow-calf ranches in the nation, Adams Ranch encompasses about 40,000 acres of pasture, 14,000 of it in St. Lucie County west of Fort Pierce.
“Part of our family heritage has always been a focus on environmental stewardship,” said Mike Adams, president of Adams Ranch, “and the same is true for Miami Corp. and Farmton, so there is a strong cultural fit between our two companies.”