What is now Shelburne Hills Farm began in 1867 when Jerome D. Rice, whose family were among the founders of Sudbury, Massachusetts, traveled westward, and settled here in Northwest Missouri.
Today, our family farm is managed by Jerome D. Rice's great-great-grandchildren Dean Rice and Jean Rice Eakin and their families, who together form Shelburne Hills Farm, LLP.
We have carefully cultivated our family's cattle herd based on desired traits and genetics to achieve cows that are hardy, adaptive, and quality beef producers.
And it is our passion to share that quality beef with you and your family.
Jerome D. Rice (born in 1844) died in 1918 and is buried in the Shelburne Baptist Church cemetery.
Four generations of our Rice Family posed for a family portrait on July 4, 2014. Our family branch's patriarch Edwin E. Rice (pictured center seated on the bench) passed away on August 5, 2016, at the age of 86, and is buried in the Shelburne Baptist Church cemetery along side each generation of our Missouri family that came before him: his great-grandfather Jerome D. Rice; his grandfather Earl Leon (L.E.) Rice; and his father Lyman D. Rice.
It is our hope and dream to honor their efforts in all that we do.