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Harris Ranch Beef Company
Route 1 Box 777 Route 5
Coalinga , California 93210
United States

Company Description: For over 40 years, Harris Ranch Beef Company, the processing and marketing component of the beef division, has continually strived to produce the highest quality...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's of Science degree , Animal Science
    Cal Poly
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Board of Directors | NAMA, 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dave Wood, Harris Ranch
Region III (S.CA)
HRBC | What's New | Press [cached]
Harris Ranch Beef Chairman, David E. Wood, wins 2008 Richard L. Knowlton Innovation Award
"Like Columbus, Harris Ranch is dedicated to producing the highest quality products with the utmost dedication to food safety," said David Wood, Chairman and CEO of Harris Ranch Beef Company.
David E. Wood, chairman of Harris Ranch Beef Co., has been selected by Meatingplace magazine to receive the 2008 Richard L. Knowlton Innovation Award, which honors excellence in the U.S. meat industry in the areas of innovation, business success, leadership and industry contribution.
In particular, Wood was selected to recognize Harris Ranch's pioneering work in value-added branded beef, vertical integration and all-natural processing.
In receiving the award, named after Richard L. Knowlton, the storied former chairman of Hormel Foods, Wood joins an impressive roster of past honorees that includes Phil Clemens, CEO and chairman, Hatfield Quality Meats; James Stonehocker, COO, Odom's Tennessee Pride; Bill Rupp, president, Cargill Meat Solutions, Beef Division; Joel W. Johnson, CEO and chairman, Hormel Foods Corp.; Henry Davis, president, Greater Omaha Packing Co.; Temple Grandin, associate professor, livestock behavior, Colorado State University; Bernie Hansen, former president, Flint Hill Foods; and Justin Segel, former CEO, Emmpak Foods.
Wood was selected from a field of several prominent executives, all of them nominated by their peers, customers or associates. Final candidates were screened by a panel that included editors, prior Knowlton winners and other industry leaders.
Wood will receive the award Oct. 25 in Chicago at a breakfast in his honor at the Chicago Union League Club.
Contact Us, 12 May 2014 [cached]
David E. Wood
AMRA News and Press [cached]
Lee Borck, Dave Wood, John ..., 1 July 2011 [cached]
Lee Borck, Dave Wood, John Lacey and Erasmo Becerra recognized
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.
Visionaries, champions and modern-day influencers in the cattle-feeding industry, Lee Borck and Dave Wood embody what it means to be a cattle feeder.
Borck and Wood were selected by a nominating committee, along with three other distinguished cattle feeders, and were then voted on by their peers.
"Lee and Dave continually bring innovative ideas to the table, whether they are meeting with their respective companies, or making decisions on behalf of their peers through their leadership roles," says Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax and 2011 Hall of Fame banquet emcee.
"Our industry is fortunate to have cattle feeders with the passion and drive that Lee and Dave have."
Dave Wood, Harris Feeding Company
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. Wood, who has always understood the need to meet the demands of the end-user, also developed the Harris Ranch "Partnership for Quality" program, which unites the producer, feeder and packer to ensure the consumers' demand for consistent, high-quality beef is met. In addition to leading his company, Wood also has served the industry he is so passionate about, acting as past president of CattleFax and the Western States Meat Association and serving as chairman for many industry associations, including the Cattlemen's Beef Board. Despite his success downstream in the beef chain, Wood stays true to his roots by running his own stocker and cow-calf operation and partnering with Lacey Livestock, which operates a cow-calf and stocker operation known as Centennial Ranch. The California cattleman also is a co-owner of a diversified farming and nut tree operation. "Dave's track record of success, as well as a commitment to his career and to the beef industry as a whole, makes him a remarkable cattleman and cattle feeder," says Blach.
"It is individuals like Dave that have made the cattle-feeding industry what it is today."
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