The Richards family involvement in agriculture stems back over 70 years. In 1941, Thomas H. Richards Sr. purchased the first 680 acre parcel. Over the years, we assembled neighboring parcels and grew the footprint and our grazing capacity.
The Richards Ranch today is over 6,600 acres of foothill countryside with beautiful Oaks, Pine and Medrone trees. The property is located in the eastern Sierra Foothills, about 70 miles northeast of Sacramento near the town of Oregon House, California. This location and elevation gives us plenty of rainfall and sun for healthy pasture composition.
We also are positioned above the valley fog layer and below the Sierra snow line. So, with this temperate climate, you might say our animals are “happy cows.”