About

Ray-Lin Dairy is a second generation Progressive Dairy Farm located in Central California. My parents started the dairy in 1972 near Galt, CA in 1974 they moved to Elk Grove, CA. We stayed on that facility until 1990 when we sold the property for development. Our current location is in Denair, CA where we have 240 acres and milk nearly 500 cows. I (Ray) take care of managing the cows, my father (Ray Sr.) mainly handles the books and spends time in OR (more on that later), my brother Joseph manages the farming operation. In 2007 we purchased a 1100 acre ranch in Klamath Falls, OR that sits on the Oregon & California border. We grow alfalfa hay, oat hay and graze some beef cattle there. My brother John manages this facility. We take great pride in the care and treatment of our animals, minimizing our impact on the environment and genuinely care about our community whether local or global. We put a great deal of effort into ensuring that we supply people with a safe, wholesome, healthy food supply of milk and dairy products. We feed our cows many things including Alfalfa Hay, Oat Hay, Oat Silage, Corn Silage, Almond Hulls, Canola Meal, Rolled Corn, Cotton Seed, and Dried distillers Grain.

Contact: rprockjr(at)gmail.com

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Ray –

    We began following one another on Twitter after the #foodinc chat (handle: @bighandsome). From our replies you asked me to DM about farm visits – I’ve had some issues w/ DM before and figured it would be better to just email. My email is included above; I’d love to discuss arranging a visit to Ray Lin or another farm or dairy (or I suppose maybe both).

    Hope all is well with the heifers – JJT

    Posted by Joshua Tremblay | June 29, 2009, 10:17 AM
  2. Ray,

    Did you notice that just after #moo made the top ten in ‘trends’ that this is when the porn folks started using the hashtag in their posts?

    Didn’t have your personal e-mail

    Mark

    Posted by DairyScienceMark | August 2, 2009, 12:04 PM
  3. Hi, great to see you guys standing up to those who don’t know where their food comes from, even vegetarians and vegans eat food from farmers. I grew up in rural New Zealand and have worked helping friends that own dairy farms most of my life, Love the smell of fresh milk in the milking shed in the early morning.
    Good on you keep up the good work. Phil

    Posted by Phil | July 2, 2010, 6:09 AM
  4. ABOUT TIME!!
    I’m not a farmer, which I know involves a lot more than just managing livestock! I now live in NW Wisconsin, but even as a child I as exposed to a lot of facets of livestock. An aunt had a beery farm that included dairy cows, hogs, rabbits, and all manner of fowl. I lived in Seattle/Tacoma but still close enough to be 30 minutes from the farm. I learned to milk by hand at 11, raised and butchered rabbits, nad got a feel what farming was about. As an adult I raised rabbits in town as “freezer pets”, so the critters well being taking the foremost of time and concern I understand. I moved with my wife to A village of about 200, 40 miles from anywhere in Wisconsin in ’03. Now the traffic problems of I-5 have given way to tractors, manure haulers, cattle haulers, you get the idea. I know to many farmers that not as internet literate as yourself are just as committed to their families as they are their herds, the land, renewable resources,animal saftey and health. Don’t these bitchers and complainers understand that if you mis treat your herd you lose money? WTF?? Anyway, from a non-farmers view- GOOD JOB!!
    (I’ll bet they are the same ones who bitch about venison in our freezers, too!) Travel in peace spreading PEACE

    Posted by William Wardell | July 2, 2010, 8:52 PM
  5. I have been a dairy farmer’s wife for 23 years. I love to educate consumers about the nutritional value of a glass of milk or a piece of cheese. As a dairy diplomat for United Dairy Industry of Michigan I use our state’s checkoff dollars to share our farm story. Last week I did a Michigan wine and cheese tasting event at our local library, very enthusiastic attendance by my guests. A one hour class turned into a two hour Q&A event about our dairy farm and the fruit wines produced in our state. I started blogging last year about our farm and enjoy the experience of being online! We milk 60 cows. Read more at http://www.weisscentennialfarm.com

    Posted by Joanmarie | November 18, 2010, 1:42 PM

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