|Robert & Rochelle Oxarango, Oxarango Lamb and Wool Inc.
(April 1, 2010) Oxarango Lamb and Wool Inc. is owned and operated by Robert and Rochelle Oxarango. Robert’s father was a Basque immigrant who started the outfit in 1962 with his wife Rose. Rochelle is the last Little, a fourth-generation ranching family, to be in the sheep business. Robert and Rochelle purchased the outfit from Rose in 1999, shortly after Roger passed away. They shed lamb five bands of ewes and lamb in Rupert, Idaho. The sheep graze a 500 mile round-trip area starting near the Crater’s of the Moon Lava fields, and ending on the forested mountains in eyeshot of the Wyoming Tetons, near their summer hometown of Soda Springs, Idaho. Robert and Rochelle have two children, Beau and Sophia, and take pride in seeing their children grow up with the ranching lifestyle as they did. The Oxarangos are proud members of Mountain States Lamb Cooperative and Robert has served on the board of directors from the beginning. They market all of their lambs through the co-op.
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