Wolf Creek Farm
- 4345 Wolftown-Hood Road
John Whiteside got his start as a cattle rancher by accident in the mid-1980s when he bought a few steers to help graze down the overgrown pastures his horses had unevenly eaten. After successfully replacing his Bush Hog mower with steers, John decided to start experimenting with raising the steers for food, too. Although he began by grain-finishing his animals, John quickly learned that he preferred the taste and texture of grass-finished beef. This led to years of genetic selection to produce a cattle herd that was best suited to thriving on pasture alone without grain supplementation, a six-year search for the right farmland on which to expand his herd, and a lifelong commitment to animal welfare, sustainability and land stewardship.