Better animal care produces better meat

150 Years of History

Great beef starts with great breeding. The Shipley family has a long tradition of raising English breeds of cattle. W.E. Shipley pioneered Hereford farming in North Carolina, bringing the first registered stock to the state over 100 years ago.

Appalachian Grown, Dry Aged Beef

We ship pasture raised, dry aged steaks, ground beef and roasts from our farm in the North Carolina mountains to your home. We make it easy to buy healthy and delicious meats to feed your family. Taste the difference small family farming can make!

Visit the Farm

Our story begins in 1872, when Nathan and Sarah Shipley purchased 115 acres of farmland beside Sarah’s family’s farmhouse in Vilas, NC. Since then, the Shipley family has been breeding and raising premium quality beef on the family farm in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Join us for a tour and see first hand how humane farming makes all the difference – for the animals, for the environment, and for the flavor of our meat.