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Gates Ranch
Meat Company

About Us

Ryan and Jody Wemple have recently stepped in to the frock of Jody’s beloved father Joe Gates, whom many will remember was an extraordinary auctioneer, cattleman, 3rd generation butcher and man of the community.  In addition to being a 4th generation butcher, Jody works as a farm insurance manager and volunteers for the community through the Solano County Bids for Kids and works many youth and non-profit auctions.


Ryan Wemple, originally from Susanville, Ca, is a 2nd generation butcher who has learned his meat cutting skills from this father, Keith Wemple. Ryan works full time as a water tender in addition to managing the cow-calf operation he has built in Solano County with Jody’s help.  


Ryan and Jody are thrilled to be raising their two kids, Levi (7) and Lexie (4), in the same meat shop their grandfather grew up in.  


Of course, Ryan and Jody couldn’t do any of this without Jody’s mom, and Joe’s beloved wife Vanean Gates. Vanean is the glue that holds everyone and everything together here at Gates Ranch. She is always willing to help in or answer questions about the shop, hang out with her grandkids, work around the ranch or volunteer at the kids school. 


At Gates Ranch, we pride ourselves on producing quality meat products for our customers. We know the extensive amount of time, energy and costs that go into raising an animal for harvest and we work hard to honor those efforts.

T-Bone Steak

Custom Meat Processing

Have an animal that is ready for your freezer? We offer processing of beef, pork, lamb, goat & wild game. Call our shop at (707) 448-3867 to discuss this process or to schedule your harvesting.

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Home-Raised Beef

Don't have space to raise your own steer? Let us do the work for you! Call our shop @ (707) 448-3867 to discuss reserving your 1/2 or whole beef.

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Lamb and Pork 

We partner with a family owned and operated Solano County lamb rancher, Emigh Lamb, to provide our customers with local, high quality lamb products.


We also offer quality pork from various local vendors. 


Orders placed monthly (subject to change). Call our shop @ (707) 448-3867 to reserve your order. 

The Past, Present and Future of Gates Ranch Meat Company 

How to Contact us

Shop (707) 448-3867

Jody (530) 249-8929

7351 English Hills Road

Vacaville, CA 95688

Hours Vary. Please call.

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