The Circle H Story
After graduating from the University of the Ozarks in 1993, Jeff Howard dreamed of someday running his own ranch. However, ranching requires land, equipment, cattle, and a lot of industry experience. Jeff decided to join the military and shelved the ranch idea to serve our country. After 21 years of service in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Howard retired to start his small business in the cattle ranching industry.
Jeff began the grueling process of establishing his cattle ranch. He dedicated countless hours to learning about the ranching business by reading, watching educational videos, and asking other ranchers about their experience in the field. Jeff knew that he couldn’t do it alone.
In 2012 he partnered with Greg and Madeline Phillips. Partnering with an experienced rancher like Greg was essential to establishing their sustainable and profitable business model.
The Circle H team quickly realized that smaller ranchers looking to enter the market were often at the mercy of corporate competition due to the nature of the industry and third party sellers. The Circle H team decided that they would have to cut out the middlemen and sell directly to consumers. And so, they did.
Two years ago, Circle H opened their directed sales business and began delivering their products in Johnson County. As their reputation grew, so did their sales. They now fulfill orders across the state of Arkansas while still serving the residents of Clarksville.
They offer Ribeyes, Filets Mignon, New York Strips, Hamburger, Bacon, Ham Hocks, eggs, and much more! These folks will even hand deliver large orders to your doorstep upon request. And, unlike most packaged ground beef, you are getting a product that isn't mixed with extra fat. That means these burgers are higher quality and do not shrink as much when cooked!
Circle H Bar Ranch is member of the Clarksville Johnson County Chamber and the Homegrown By Heroes Farmer Veteran Coalition program that supports veteran farmers across Arkansas. Be sure to check out their menu below, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming deals!