November 12, 2020
Cottage Hill Farm was established in 1896 by Clarence and Sarah Taylor (Sonny’s grandparents), who purchased the original 190-acre tract of land resting in the beautiful Potomac Valley in Petersburg, W.Va. Clarence purchased the first registered Hereford cattle in 1920.
Cottage Hill Farm continued in the registered Hereford business through the years. Bulls and heifers were marketed through on-farm production sales starting in 1966 and continued through 1985. Currently they market our registered Hereford cattle by Private Treaty, Beef Expos in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia and Producer Consignment Sales in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia.
The farm currently runs approximately 200 head of registered Hereford cows on 1,000 acres. Cottage Hill Farm is family owned and is operated by W.C. (Sonny) and Carole Taylor, along with their three sons and families. Cottage Hill Farm has been overseen by several generations of the Taylor family and they are as follows:
First generation – Clarence and Sarah Taylor
Second generation – Hogueland and Wayne Taylor
Third generation – W.C. and Carole Taylor
Fourth, fifth and sixth generations – Mark, Michael and William Taylor and their families.
The Taylor family strives to breed and sell the best Hereford genetics possible to not only improve their herd, but to improve your herd and the future of the Hereford breed.