Russet Valley Farm, owned by the Panciera family, has been raising Polled Hereford beef cattle for more than 40 years.
The former dairy farm, located in Hopkinton, R.I., is now home to about 35 to 45 cows, bulls, heifers and calves. Most are registered with the American Hereford Association. They are bred on the farm with our bulls or through carefully selected AI bulls. They’re raised on mother’s milk and our pastures, then fed on hay primarily grown on our acres. We know all the sources of their food, the status of each’s health, and their nicknames.
We specialize in selling beef on the hoof, to buyers who may want to raise cows themselves, process them for beef for personal use or to sell through established markets. It’s hard work, every day.
On this blog, we’ll post the latest cattle for sale, share seasonal photos and feature occasional musings by this farmer’s daughter. With so many family farms disappearing these days, we hope it makes you feel part of this precious landscape.