Orvis Cattle Company: Land, Livestock, and Legacy
The Snow Ranch, home to Orvis Cattle Company, is rich in history. Since acquiring the land in 1873, descendants of the Snow family have worked hard to diversify the land to make a name for themselves and preserve the family business. Aside from being the first registered Hereford cattle ranch in California, it has also been used as a site for archeological studies, rocket launches, and film sets for movies like Big Country and Little House on the Prairie. This creative way of thinking is what has kept their 150-year family legacy alive and well, despite day-to-day challenges that come with ranching in California.