Preston Point Farm and Ranch is owned by Marin and Sally Pozzi. They operate the Ranch with their college age children, Steven and Regina. Ranching is truly a family business; the Pozzi’s enjoy “family time” when carrying out typical ranch and livestock management events together as well as livestock exhibition and agricultural meetings attended as a family. Both Martin and Sally grew up in families who have been farming for multiple generations prior and they are glad that they have been able to remain involved in agriculture. Martin and Sally have been raising sheep and cattle since before they were married, however they only started direct marketing lamb and beef to the consumer in 2015 when their daughter Regina started selling her lamb at farmers markets. Children Regina and Steven enjoy and appreciate the family ranch and are both studying in agriculture related fields at school. The Pozzi family enjoys raising sheep and cattle and hopes that you enjoy our product.
About the flock and operation Regina began raising sheep in 2005 with my first market lamb through the 4-H program. Since then, the herd has grown to 130 ewes that graze on pasture in Marin County. Ewes lamb from November to January and lamb is available year round. Lamb is an especially popular dish for easter, other holidays, special occasions. The flock ration consists of forages found in pasture (clover, rye grass) and hay fed to supplement low field forage levels. Ewes are shorn and have their hooves trimmed twice a year. Pasture rotation is used for optimal pasture management and great pyrenees guard dogs are used to warn off predators.
My name is Regina Pozzi, I grew up on my parents' beef and sheep ranch in Tomales and was an active member of 4-H and Petaluma FFA. Through these programs, I had the opportunity to start and develop my own business, or supervised agricultural experience project. My Supervised Agricultural Experience of Sheep Production Entrepreneurship is located on the rolling hills of Marin and Sonoma Counties overlooking the Pacific Ocean where I have 130 Suffolk and Hampshire wether sire ewes and rams. This project began seven years ago when I purchased my first market lambs to show at a county fair. Thereafter I purchased 32 Hampshire and Suffolk ewes and one Suffolk ram in 2006 from another 4-H member. Throughout the years I have retained ewe lambs, diversified my genetics and sold market lambs and breeding stock, eventually more than tripling the size of the original herd. Sheep have played an integral role in my life since I was a small child, and as I grew, it only seemed natural that my SAE would evolve around sheep. I have always been interested in showing and breeding sheep, having grown up on a ranch. My motivation comes from the desire to succeed in everything I do, and to me showing and breeding sheep is a natural way of life. When I began raising sheep, I wanted to continue my family's tradition of producing sheep as well as improving the lambs and finding ways to be profitable and sustainable. I am currently a student at UC Berkeley studying genetics and plant biology and spend the remainder of my time working on my flock.