Support Swanton Pacific Ranch

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.

Our Products

  • 20 lb Freezer Boxes (2020)    Includes: 10 lbs ground beef; 3 lbs assorted roasts, and; 7 lbs assorted steaks $200/box at $10.00/lb 
  • Ground Beef (OUT OF STOCK) $8.00/lb (only available at Santa Cruz location).
    • 1 lb packages
    • 5 lb packages
  • Steaks (OUT OF STOCK)  $15.00/lb (only available at Santa Cruz location).
  • Roasts (OUT OF STOCK) $12.00/lb  (only available at Santa Cruz location).​


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Swanton Pacific Ranch
Call or Text (805) 748-3189

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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