11/7/2005 Prince Charles visits Prather Ranch Meat Co.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — November 7, 2005 - Prince Charles visited the Prather Ranch Meat Co. located in the Ferry Building at the Embarcadero in San Francisco today. Prather Ranch Meat Co. sells certified organic beef raised in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Colusa Counties by the Prather Ranch. The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla have been touring the Bay Area and visiting producers of organic and sustainable food


Above Picture: Prince Charles and Camilla talking with Doug Stonebreaker

Prince Charles, a supporter of organic food production, was impressed with how Prather Ranch raises their organic beef and the certified humane handling of their livestock. He questioned Doug Stonebreaker, manager of Prather Ranch Meat Company, at length about the ranches husbandry practices and what makes their operation so distinctive. He also liked the fact that the Prather Ranch raises Hereford and Angus, which are English breeds of cattle.

Prather Ranch, a vertically integrated cattle and hay operation, has been recognized in 2004 with the Governor's Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership, the Beef Federation's 2005 Commercial Producer of the Year Award and the Region VI Environmental Stewardship Award for 2005 awarded by the National Cattlemen's Association.


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