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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
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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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Apple Pruning Student Volunteer Weekend January 25 - 27th

Students will be provided transportation, lodging, and meals during this fantastic opportunity to learn how to prune apple trees in Swanton Pacific Ranch's Organic Apple Orchard. Led by expert Grant Williams, the group will work together to shape the trees...and then go for an enjoyable and informative hike to see more of the Ranch.


Apple Pruning Community Volunteer Weekend January 25 - 27th

Learn how to prune apple trees in Swanton Pacific Ranch's Organic Apple Orchard. Led by expert Grant Williams with other pruning trainers, the group will work together to shape the trees.

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

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