- Harvest is part of the farm-to-table chain outside ranchers control. BAR-C is the missing link.
- As a rancher-owned cooperative, we are our own customers, creating stability for the business.
- Our members are environmentally responsible ranchers, with our own successful meat businesses.
We are establishing a meat-processing plant using a USDA-approved Mobile Harvest Unit. We will provide USDA-inspected processing of cattle, sheep, goats and hogs for ranchers throughout the region so they can then sell the meat under their own brands and build their ranch businesses. These small family ranches are typically not well-served by larger harvest facilities.
In five years, we hope to be providing comprehensive processing services - cut-and-wrap, smoking, curing and other value-added production - within 50 miles of most Bay Area ranchers. Our projections show we will be profitable in year 3 and by year 5 paying dividends to our investors and patronage to our members. As an agricultural co-op, sharing our profits back to our rancher-members, we will be further strengthening the rural economies where we live. These projections cannot be guaranteed.