The Central Valley Meat Holding Company announced yesterday that it will acquire Harris Ranch Beef Holding Company, which includes Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company. Under the agreement, Harris Ranch Beef Company and Central Valley Meat Company will operate independently, with both companies fully retaining their brands. Together, they will increase their capacity and provide customers with access to one of the most diverse and comprehensive ranges of products in market. “We have known and respected John Harris and Harris Ranch Beef for decades, and I am pleased to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to continue the business’ family-owned legacy and pursue its tremendous potential for growth here in the Central Valley,” said CEO Brian Coelho. “While Central Valley Meat Company and Harris Ranch Beef will continue to operate independently, I expect both businesses and their respective customers to benefit from the companies’ shared knowledge, extensive resources and expanded product offering.” Both are Central Valley, California-based, family-owned businesses, and together they will become the 7th largest beef packer and processing company in the U.S. None of Harris Farms’ other entities are impacted by the transaction. Harris Farms’ Hospitality Division, including the Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant, Farms Division, Horse Division, and River Ranch will remain fully owned by Harris Farms. Chairman Dave Wood will remain with Harris Farms as its President.

“The Central Valley has long served as the home of some of the finest beef sold around the world. Today’s announcement cements a future for two family-owned beef operations to continue to thrive,” said owner John Harris. “Brian has a proven track record of growing businesses, and under his leadership Harris Ranch Beef can continue its long and storied legacy.”

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