In 1930, when the Butler’s settled in Fauquier County, Virginia, they came as dairy and beef cattle farmers. Eventually, each Butler family chose to raise either exclusively beef cattle or dairy cattle. In 1997, my parents, Chuck and Tina, purchased Hayfield Farm, which is located in the southern end of Fauquier County, Virginia. For our first Christmas at the farm, my cousin gave us five angus cross cattle. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, my sister, Jacklyn, and I participated in Fauquier’s 4-H Livestock Club where we raised, trained, groomed, and showed the five original cattle, as well as pigs and lambs.
In the following years, we began adding more cows and started raising our own calves on the farm. In high school, I joined Future Farmers of America (FFA) and traveled to Virginia Tech to work with the Animal Sciences group and participate in the Stockman’s Contests. My parents encouraged us to stay active and maintain strong ties within our community as we grew up. Today, we continue to support the Fauquier’s 4-H Livestock Club and Future Farmers of America by participating in 4-H’s Show and Sale and inviting local 4-H high schoolers to come out and work our cows alongside us, among many other events. We have deeply embedded ourselves in the Fauquier and Stafford County livestock communities and are committed to continuing to support and provide for our local families.
Hayfield Farm has expanded to provide quality, farm fresh, all natural beef, pork, lamb, and eggs to the local community. We are proud to serve the community that our family has long ties with and look forward to passing these values and traditions down to our future family. Thank you for supporting a local, family-owned business.
-Dylan Butler, Owner
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