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About Patterson's Berkshires ™

  Our family tradition in the Berkshire business dates from the 1920's when Bill's uncle established a herd of purebred registered Berkshires.  Although this herd was dispersed in the 1980's, our interest in the Berkshire breed continued.  When the addition of another generation to the farm created the opportunity to reestablish our herd,  in 2011 we decided to once again add a herd of Berkshires to our farm.

  Our family has farmed in this area for generations.  When Bill and Crawford graduated from college in 1974, they joined their father William in a farming partnership.  In 1978 a Grade A dairy was built.  In 1992 that dairy was converted to one of the first grass based dairies in Virginia.  The dairy was dispersed in 2022.  The Berkshire herd was dispersed in the late 1980's.  With the purchase of breeding stock from several herds in Pennsylvania, purebred registered Berkshires are once again being bred at Red Mill Farm.

  The farm is now being operated by Bill, his wife Alicia, and their two sons John and Tom.   John is primarily responsible for management of the Berkshires.  John also has a herd of Red Poll cattle and a grain farming operation.  Tom and his wife Leanne also keep a few Berkshires, have a beef herd, a flock of hair sheep and run  Endlessview Farms, our agritouiism enterprise.  You can visit the Endlessview website to learn about the corn maze, pumpkin patch and sunflower festival. The 700 acre farm has received numerous awards for our environmentally sustainable and innovative farming practices.  We strive to grow the highest quality livestock and crops in a sustainable mix of both old and new farming practices with an emphasis on humane and gentle treatment of our livestock.