Guess Cattle Co LLC
In 1964, the Guess family began raising dairy calves for local dairymen throughout Southern California. Over the years, the demand for raising calves increased and Guess Cattle grew to a thriving calf ranch. Located in Central California, Guess Cattle now includes a dairy calf ranch, dairy facility, farming in Dimmitt, TX, and a registered angus cow calf herd in Springville, CA. Guess Cattle strives to raise quality cattle at a competitive price, while maintaining complete customer satisfaction.
“Since 1993, Citizens Business Bank has helped maintain the growth and production of our business. The Bank provided the financing necessary to expand in California and Texas, including long-term real estate financing. Citizens Business Bank also supports our ongoing operations with commercial lines of credit. We could not be more satisfied with the personal level of service we receive from Citizens Business Bank and the products that help our business succeed.”
– Rodger A. Guess, Chief Executive Officer
Albert Goyenetche Dairy
Albert Goyenetche epitomizes the American dream. He immigrated to this country from the Basque region of France as a 16-year-old. In 1973, after working as a milker and a calf buyer, Albert and his wife, Gracie, started their own dairy. He currently operates dairies in San Bernardino and Kern Counties. It is a family operation; his sons and daughter are also in the dairy business.
“I have a great deal of respect for the folks at Citizens Business Bank. They know their business and they know the dairy business. When we work together everyone benefits from the successful results. ”
— Albert Goyenetche, Dairy Farmer
From humble beginnings in Washington State nearly 40 years ago, Nick and Suzanne DeRuyter have grown their operations into one of the largest wholesale dairy farm businesses in the Northwest. Since relocating to Idaho in 1997, the DeRuyters have grown their dairy herd to over 8,000 cows milking daily and farm nearly 5,000 acres. Nick and Suzanne provide more than 25 million gallons of quality whole milk annually as producers for both Northwest Dairy Association in Washington and Sorrento Lactalis in Idaho.
“As owners of our DeRuyter Entities, we have maintained a business banking relationship with Citizens Business Bank’s Dairy & Livestock Group dating back to 1997 when we relocated to Idaho. The Bank has continually provided us with financing solutions over the years, including Operating Lines of Credit and Real Estate Financing, to grow and expand our various business interests into what we have today. With the Bank’s belief and trust in us, we have continued to produce a stable product for the world’s food supply which will allow our family to carry on our various business interests for years to come.”
– Nick and Suzanne DeRuyter, Owners