Shipley Family Farm
After more than a century of farming in Vilas, NC, the Shipley family launches a new direct to consumer beef operation that is true to Mr. R.G. Shipley, Sr.'s agricultural education roots. Watch to learn how the Shipley's are helping connect their product to consumers who want to know more about how their foods are raised and grown.
Circle D Farm
Family tradition is the foundation for Circle D Beef, LLC. Oscho Deal
and his son Eric are the 5th and 6th generations to call the farm in
China Grove, NC home.
As all farmers are, Bradley and Nicole are extremely passionate about
what they do and enjoy receiving consumer questions. They welcome the
public to tour their farm and they even have a store on the farm where
you can purchase their produce!
Beef Quality Assurance practices are common everyday practices for farmers here in North Carolina. Curt and Ashley Honeycutt of Coats, NC share a bit about their farm and how the principles of BQA guide their day to day processes. Rotational grazing and moving their cattle frequently mean that the cattle are comfortable moving from paddock to paddock. This is efficient use of their forage and helps soil health. The cattle are happy and receive the best nutrition possible, resulting in higher quality beef.
Learn about neighboring cattle farmers in the piedmont region of North Carolina and how they work together to take care of their animals.
After touring cattle farms, food writers share their thoughts and experiences.