Shipley Farms Beef
Contact: Bob and Gray Shipley
Address: 1655 Linville Creek Rd Vilas, NC, 28692
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Phone: 828-484-1872
About Us

Located 4.4 miles from the High Country Food Hub

Our 115 acre farm was established in 1872 by Nathan and Sarah Shipley. Their son, W.E. Shipley, R.G.’s father, brought the first registered Hereford bull into North Carolina in 1897, walking behind a horse-drawn buggy. The Shipley family has been breeding and raising high quality beef for generations, and the farm is recognized by the NC Department of Agriculture as one of the state’s “Century Farms.”

"Our promise: To provide beef that tastes better and is healthier for you because of where it comes from and how it is cared for." – R.G. Shipley, Sr. (1912-2015)
At Shipley Farms, we raise beef the way beef used to be, before there were shortcuts – free of any added hormones or steroids, to provide you the same safe, clean, and delicious meat that has fed our family for generations. Our beef is never treated with antibiotics except in limited circumstances when medically necessary to treat a temporary illness – just as you do for your children. Our cattle graze on lush, clover-rich mountain pastures which produces beef with higher levels of nutrients than conventional feedlot beef production. They are supplemented with a vegetable based feed and dry aged for the best flavor, texture, tenderness, and marbling.

R.G. Shipley Signature Beef™ is raised in the Appalachian mountains and rooted in history, the result of best animal practices developed over a century, with exceptional care and a commitment to quality & health… and you can taste the difference.