avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Northeast Corner Farm
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: We have been married since 1972 and have four wonderful grown children and five grandsons. Our son Joshua works steadily on the farm alongside Dave to keep the work manageable. We began raising sheep and a few beef cattle in 1974 on a much smaller farm in West Windsor, Vermont. We had no background in farming and had much to learn about the land, machines, and animals. We sold hay and freezer beef locally, learned to build good fences (and be good neighbors), to plow and to seed, and to strengthen the land and expand our herd and flock. We were drawn to polled Herefords for their temperament and natural compatibility with our climate and available grasses, and we bought our first registered animal in 1984: a wonderful brood cow who lived to be sixteen. From that simple beginning, we made a long-range commitment to build an all-registered cow/calf operation, annually improving bloodlines through carefully selected sires in order to produce high quality heifers and a few exceptional young bulls