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Dave Wood Ranches

Background Information

Employment History


Harris Farms Inc


Board Member
American Mule Racing Association

Executive Committees
U.S. Meat Export Federation

Board Member
North American Meat Processors Association

Board Member

Executive Committees
National Meat Association

Executive Committees
National Meat Association


animal science


animal science

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

Bachelor's of Science degree

Animal Science

Cal Poly

bachelor's degree

Animal Science

Cal Poly State University , San Luis Obispo

bachelor’s degree

Animal Science

Cal Poly University , San Luis Obispo


animal science

Cal Poly

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Sacramento, California - David E. Wood, Vice President of the American Mule Racing Association, has been named as California Livestock Man of the Year. He will be honored on November 1 during Cattlemen's Day at the 57 th Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

From 1970 to the present Mr. Wood has worked as Feedlot Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Harris Farms, Inc., in Selma, California. In 1989 he was promoted to Chairman, Beef Division. Harris Ranch Beef Company is California's largest fed cattle processor producing nearly 200 million pounds of beef products each year. Mr. Wood also is the owner of Dave Wood Ranches and Wood Livestock - cattle operations including 4,000 cows and calves that are part of the Partnership for Quality program, which was developed by Mr. Wood in response to consumers' demand for consistent high-quality beef.
In addition to his cattle business, Mr. Wood is the owner of more than 10 mules racing on the California Summer Fair Circuit. In his position as Vice President of the AMRA, Mr. Wood works tirelessly for the advancement of mules and pari-mutuel mule racing in California. In 1998 he was honored with the prestigious Special Recognition Award for his guidance and direction of the American Mule Racing Association from its inception.

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David E. Wood

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Two notable figures in the cattle-feeding business - Lee Borck and Dave Wood - became the newest class of inductees to join an elite group of pioneers to the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for exceptional visionary men and women who have made lasting contributions to the cattle feeding industry.

Dave Wood, Harris Feeding Company - Hall of Fame Inductee
When Dave Wood accepted his first job with Harris Farms, Inc., he had no idea he would one day become one of the most recognized cattlemen in the cattle-feeding business and make the Harris name a household word.
Forty years later, Wood has helped Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company pioneer many firsts in the beef business, including being the first beef processor to enter the market of fully-cooked, heat-and-serve beef entrees.

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David Wood, Chairman, Harris Beef, Selma

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David E. "Dave" Wood

Born to be a cattleman, Dave Wood began raising his own cattle at age 14 after his grandfather helped him obtain a loan to purchase 20 cows. He received a B.S. in animal science from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 1970 and immediately thereafter obtained a position as a pen rider at Harris Feeding Company. He moved up to feed yard manager in 1978, then became the company's chief operating officer and, since 1989, has served as chairman of beef operations. In addition, Wood also owns extensive cow-calf and stocker operations in six western states, and is a partner in a 70,000-head feedlot in North Platte, Nebraska.
Wood helped Harris Ranch build a uniquely integrated beef production system that provides control of all aspects of beef production.
Wood has served as chairman of the following organizations: Western States Meat Association (1992); California Beef Council (1992 and 2002); the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (1995); and the California Cattle Feeders Association (1997-1998 and 2006-2010). In addition, he served as president of Cattle-Fax in 2009.
Through direct involvement in cattle, meat and culinary organizations at the state, national, and international levels, Wood has made significant contributions to the beef industry. He was a financial contributor to the new Meat Processing Center at Cal Poly.
Awards he has received include:

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