Connolly Ranch is a family owned and operated cattle ranch located in the southern corners of San Joaquin and Alameda Counties overlooking the Great Central Valley of California and Coast Range. Connolly Ranch, Inc. was established in 1872 when Irish immigrants Patrick and Margaret Connolly staked their first homestead in Corral Hollow Canyon. For over 135 years and through 5 generations, we have worked to build and maintain the family operated ranch based on the principles of preservation, sustainability and responsible animal husbandry.
Today, Connolly Ranch, Inc. covers 9,000 acres of rolling grasslands and Blue Oak woodlands and savannah grasslands along the eastern edge of the Coast Range south of Livermore and Tracy. We raise Black Angus cattle bred for their quality beef production. Only Registered Black Angus Bulls are used for the 300 head cow-calf operation. Connolly Ranch animals spend their entire lives on the ranch on open range land and are not given any growth hormones, implants, antibiotics or grain.
Connolly Ranch is operated by Mark Connolly, the great grandson of Patrick and Margaret – and his family, wife Celeste and daughters Katherine and Bridget Connolly, the 5th generation of Connolly’s to run the ranch.
Connolly Ranch, Inc., established in 1872, is among the oldest family operated ranches in the state.