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Steps toward a healthier,

sustainable future

Welcome to Symbiosis Ranch!
Welcome, friends, to the ranch of dreams!  It’s organic, it’s biodynamic, it’s solar powered, it’s self sustaining, and it’s home to some of the most unique and wonderful fuzzy animals:  Scottish Highland Cattle. The soft rolling pastures and animated woods of Michigan embrace stewards with a fresh look on life, each other, their crops, and their animals. Bessheen Baker and her sons are pleased to welcome you to their website and share their love of life, healthy living, and animals in the most warming and unique way. Guests are welcome. Let the adventure begin! 

Bred Cows and Heifers

Sustainability at the Ranch

Learn more about sustainability and why we do what we do. It's no easy thing to live  by sustainable practices, and we believe the benefits are worth the effort!

Check out what's going on at the Ranch. 

Grace Wins

National 2019!

 Ellie Mitchell the Grand Champion Highland Junior Breeding Heifer at the national competition in Denver, CO 2018

Symbiosis Ranch Show Ladies

Ellie Mitchell and Elizabeth Flemming

Congrats to Greg Star owner of

Symbiosis Lady Graceland

2019 National Grand Champion Female

Circle V Cattle Company

takes Symbiosis Lady O'Tula 

to the Top in 2019!


Heading back on the road!  After visiting the National Championship in Denver, Colorado this January, we went back on the show circuit with our amazing Symbiosis Ranch Youngsters! Using the top genetics in the world we have seen amazing calves being born in 2016 and 2017!

Our incredible eye for selecting champions has placed Symbiosis Junior Heifers Lady Graceland and Lady O'Tula repeatedly in the winner's circle.


This season was incredible! Traveling the United States and attending 8 amazing shows gave us the experience of a lifetime. Our three heifers put a lot of miles under their hooves and exceeded our expectations.

They closed out the year in Denver, Colorado with the Title NWSS 2015 Best Three Heifers! While Illuminati was named the 2015 Heifer of the Year!

Years of Success

NWSS 2018





Symbiosis Lady Graceland






Symbiosis Lady O'Tula






Symbiosis Sir Yukon 






STR Special Edition




It was a great show for the ranch with our Granddaughter Ellie Mitchell winning

Grand Champion Junior Breeding Heifer 

with her heifer Symbiosis Lady O'tula. 

Our 2 year old bull STR Special Edition was Reserve Grand Champion Bull and Symbiosis Lady Graceland was Grand Champion Junior Yearling Heifer with Symbiosis Lady O'tula as the Reserve Grand Champion Junior Yearling Heifer.

The Youngsters also did extremely well with Symbiosis Sir Yukon as the Grand Champion Junior Bull Calf and Symbiosis Lady Taelyn placed as the Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Calf. 

Symbiosis Ranch was also very honored to be named the Highland NWSS Exhibitor of the year. 

Michigan State Fair

An incredible duo!  The powerful genetic dynamics of Symbiosis Ranch creates winners.  Meet Symbiosis Lady O'Tula and Symbiosis Lady Graceland.  

The World Beef Expo



Symbiosis Lady Graceland is Having an 

amazing season!