Trillium Ridge Farm

Trillium Ridge Farm

It was the winter of 1986, just before Christmas, when my family moved to the farm. Even though my father had been raised on a working, income producing farm, I knew nothing of the journey I was about to embark upon. As a twelve year old boy, I could not have even begun to fathom how living and working on a 100+ acre tract of ground would shape my life and help me evolve into the man I am today. It provided an outdoor classroom where I was taught work ethic and an appreciation for raising livestock. Like many other small farms in Louisville TN, my family primarily operated a cow/calf operation. But it was 20 plus years later when my wife, Robin, and I added a whole new dimension to my father's farming enterprise. We began with a few ADGA Registered Nubian Dairy goats and then shortly thereafter added 15 KHSI Registered Katahdin Hair Sheep. Our first year not only produced the foundation for our current herd and flock, but provided many, many lessons on livestock husbandry and how to be good shepherds. In 2012, Robin and I expanded the operation with the purchase of another 65 acre Blount County farm, aka "The Grass Factory" and another 60 acre farm in 2016. Our hobby has evolved into a 100+ head of registered hair sheep, 50 head of Registered Angus Cattle and a flock of multi-breed, naturally raised poultry. While I had raised hogs since I was 12, we embarked on finding the finest quality pork that would enhance our grazing practices and passions. We now raise Registered Berkshire hogs on our farms, and can offer "farrow to fork" pork to the public. With the purchase of an Akaushi bull, we also have plans to offer F1 crosses and purebred Akaushis in the near future. Managing our pastures in multiple paddocks by high density rotational grazing has become the main focus of our enterprise. In doing so, we have helped create an arena where our genetically superior livestock can thrive on what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has truly blessed us with. Along with His grace, our diligence, and original investment in top end genetics, Trillium Ridge Farm has evolved into a profitable farming enterprise of our own. In a time when small, family farms are being sold off, our multi-species family farm has expanded and is self-sustaining. Thanks to all who have helped us along the way!

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