Prather RanchMacdoel , CA
From the outset, our goal has been to offer high quality, sustainable, humanely raised meats in support of a whole-animal sales model. We think
it just makes good business sense. The nose-to-tail approach lets our customers reap
the maximum benefit from the extraordinary measures the ranchers and farmers take to raise animals withthe utmost care.
Founded by Doug Stonebreaker in 2003 to create a new paradigm for meat production and sales, Prather Ranch Meat Company was a natural outgrowth of its parent business, Prather Ranch. Owned and operated by the Rickert and Ralphs families, the ranch is a unique closed-herd operation that raises its own hay, breeds its own cattle and does its own slaughter and processing. Prather Ranch was instrumental in creating the first organic certification program for beef products, and was one of the first beef producers to become Certified Humane Raised and Handled.