Our rancher partnerships are the cornerstone of PRMC. We have built these relationships to last, supporting our rancher partners by committing to whole animals; slaughtering and processing, buying up front and investing in or co-building livestock programs when necessary. In return, our ranches and farms produce the highest quality, best tasting, most humanely and sustainably raised meat in the world.
The Prather Ranch is our primary beef source,
the operation that PRMC evolved from and an investor in our company. Prather Ranch is a unique, vertically integrated beef ranch spanning 40,000 certified organic acres in Macdoel, California. When asked how it compares to other ranches, we usually reply that there really is no other place like it.
Prather Ranch breeds its own animals and maintains a unique closed herd including roughly 1,400 mother cows. The ranch grows its own hay, does its own USDA slaughtering and butchering of approximately 20 beeves per week and even produces its own hydroelectric energy. It has been instrumental in creating numerous agricultural easements, has collaborated with the Nature Conservancy to protect rivers and salmon spawning grounds and won the 2004 Governors’ Award for excellence in California environmental stewardship.
Prather Ranch beef is Certified Humanely Raised and Handled and third-party inspected annually by Farm Animal Care. The herd is fed a diet of grass and finished with barley, chopped hay and rice bran (never corn or soy). Each whole carcass is dry aged for 16-21 days to create the consistently high quality beef our customers rave about.
Anderson Ranch has been PRMC’s single source of lamb for the last eight years. The ranch is owned and operated by Reed, Robyn, Jake and Travis Anderson. Located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, known as the grass seed capital of the world.
The ranch is able to run its large English meat-breed sheep on “grass-farms” year round.
This produces what is essentially spring, grass-fed lamb in all four seasons. Anderson Ranch lamb is Certified Humane Raised and Handled. The combination of superior meat breed, year-round grass feeding, humane treatment and environmentally sound grazing practices makes Anderson Ranch lamb some of the best tasting, highest quality and respectfully raised meat available anywhere.
Range Brothers pork is PRMC’s “house” pork
brand, rooted in a small program started in
Dixon, California in 2001. In 2004, Berkshire
and Large Black heritage breeding stock was purchased and the program moved to the Simas farm in Capay Valley.
Range Brothers now produces pasture-raised heritage Berkshire and Large Black pigs fed
on quality pig ration, acorns and organic veggie and fruit culls from Capay Valley farmers.
The pigs at Range Brothers are grown big—300 pounds on average—to provide superior marbling and flavor. The program is Certified Humane by Farm Animal Care and third-party inspected annually
Knee Deep Cattle Company is owned and
operated by the Stevenson family in Southern Oregon. The cattle are grass raised and finished on green pastures in the Willamette Valley, where abundant rain and mild temperatures create the perfect environment for high quality grass-fed beef.
Knee Deep produces vitellone for PRMC. Although uncommon in the U.S, vitellone,
or “young beef,” is a staple in the cuisine of southern France and Italy. Unlike traditional beef, vitellone animals are not weaned. They are raised on both green grass and mother’s milk and slaughtered at one year of age, producing beef that is light in texture and flavor but more robust and marbled than veal. The Knee Deep cattle program is Certified Humane.