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To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

  —Our Mission

Grass-fed Beef


Grass Fed BeefOur cattle are born and raised right out on Swanton Pacific Ranch pastures. Our livestock team uses planned grazing methods for their management, and our cattle feed solely on coastal pastures. This management has beneficial effects on the ecosystem processes, while producing a great product offering numerous health benefits to the consumer. Some of these benefits include:

  • Less than 10% Saturated Fat
  • High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • High in Conjugated Linoleic Acid
  • High in Vitamin A and E
  • High in Beta Carotene

Our Products

  • 20 lb Freezer Boxes (2018) Includes: 10 lbs ground beef; 3 lbs assorted roasts, and; 7 lbs assorted steaks $180/box at $9.00/lb 
  • Ground Beef $7.50/lb
  • Assorted Roasts $7.50/lb (Santa Cruz pick up only)(OUT OF STOCK)
  • Bones $5.50/lb (Santa Cruz pick up only)


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Becca Pulcrano, Rangeland and Livestock Management Specialist
Call or Text (805) 441-3215
E-mail: or

San Luis Obispo Pick-up
Meat Processing Center (805) 756-2114 
Open Hours: Thur and Fri, 12:00 - 5:30 pm

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Presentation:Terry Baker, CEO Society of American Foresters

Join a lunch presentation by Society of American Foresters' CEO Terry Baker on May 10, 2019 at Swanton Pacific Ranch.

Apple Thinning Student Volunteer Weekend May 17 - 19th

Students have an opportunity to learn how to thin apple fruit in Swanton Pacific Ranch's Organic Apple Orchard. 

Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard...
Closed for 2018 Season!
Posted Oct 17, 2018

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