From the Napa Valley to the High Sierra’s grazing in wide-open spaces, practicing holistic management, low stress handling and exceptional quality care, Five Dot Ranch and the Swickard family are committed to providing the best tasting beef California has to offer.
We are passionate about the environment and raising our cattle symbiotically with the many different species of wildlife and native plants in California. Our highly skilled management team has focused on developing a quality Angus cattle herd, and a four season breeding program to synchronize the cows nutritional requirements with the forage available. Currently grazing cattle in seven different counties in Northern California allows us to match the cattle to the best grasses at the most optimal time of the year. Since we are able to move cattle according to the feed sources throughout the state our cattle remain 94-97% grass fed throughout the year. In order to provide the same quality of beef year-round we have also developed a short term feeding program to complete the cycle which combines hay grown on our ranches and a feed ration that keeps the cattle in the best health possible prior to harvest. Every animal that goes into our program is hand selected for harvest based on their performance and conditioning. We feel that this unique program allows us to provide a consistent product that meets our own personal quality standards and our ultimate goal of providing the consumer with the best tasting beef available.
As a family we pride ourselves on our locally grown, premium quality beef.
We are committed to providing a product that is always 100% free of antibiotics or additional hormones. With low stress handling, proper nutrition and holistic management practices we have been raising Natural cattle since 1994.
Natural is more than a term, it’s our commitment to you.
Our family owns and traces every animal we produce. We guarantee they are born, raised, and finished on the finest forages and best feeds California has to offer.
Our standards are high, and we’re proud California producers!
Freedom to Roam
We have quality standards from birth to the market place. We believe that in order to raise all natural cattle we must provide healthy open grazing spaces that are sustainable for both the cattle and the environment.
Our cattle are always grazed with a holistic, environmentally sustainable approach.
We employ only top of the line cattle professionals. They take pride in their profession and are trained in quality assurance, low stress handling, and cattle health practices.
We provide peace of mind through experience.
Our family has been in the cattle business in California for over 150 years, we know what premium beef tastes like. We are committed to providing a product that we are proud to put our family name on.
We will provide you the consumer a quality product every time.