Meet the Family
The Leavitt family consists of: head Ranchers Kent and wife Sheri Kaye, with help from their seven children along with their spouses, ranging in ages from 46-27 and 28 grandchildren (ages newborn-25). The ranch wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Grandma Peggy and the late Grandpa Leon who spent their lives running beef cows, farming, and milking Jersey cows.
When they’re not farming or ranching, you can usually find them in the arena team roping. Kent and all five boys spend any spare second they get roping steers. The grandkids enjoy spending summer mornings running barrels, poles, goat tying, and calf roping.
About The Ranch
L2 Ranch is located in Oakley, UT at the base of the Uinta mountains. Oakley has a rich farming background dating back to the early 1900’s. It was then that the L2 brand was government appointed to the first generation of our families cattle ranch. Nearly 100 years and six generations later the backbone of the operation remain the same. The cows are wintered under the windbreak benches of Oakley near the Weber river, and graze the national forest up Weber Canyon in the summer on the same grazing permit L2 cattle roamed in the beginning.
During the summer and fall we graze the majority of our cattle herd, (about 66 pair) ,on the forests of the Uinta mountains on the permit that has been in the family since the late 1800s. Mid October, the troops gather together on horseback to gather the cattle and bring them back home to the ranch in Oakley, where they’re pastured for the winter months, fed pesticide free alfalfa/grass hay we spent the summer farming ourselves. The calving season begins in late Februrary. This is one of our favorite times of year, watching new life be born and looking forward to the melting of the snow and ice. When June rolls around, we gather the mother cows and their few months old calves together, follow them up Weber Canyon road, back to the forest where the cycle begins all over again.