Bob Shipley, Shipley Farms, LLC

Shipley Farm Livestock Handling Barn
Grant Award: $8,000

Shipley Farms produces pasture-raised beef and direct sells to consumers, restaurants and food service companies. His 1860’s era barn is inadequate to handle the volume of cattle he raises, and the location of his loading chute requires him to block the road when loading cattle, creating a traffic hazard.


To upgrade his cattle handling facilities, Bob will pay for excavation and materials to build a pole barn in a location where trucks and trailers can pull in safely and he can work the cattle under a roof. The new structure will not only increase the safety and efficiency of  his operation, it will free up the historic barn and roadway, allowing him to generate business through agritourism.



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