Dutch Hollow Cattle Co.

Address: 1826 Dutch Hollow Road
Raphine, VA  24472

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Phone: (209) 986-4315
Website: www.dutchhollowcattle.com
Categories: Farm


Dutch Hollow Cattle Company is a family owned farm located in Rockingham County, Virginia, just north of Lexington. The property is owned and operated by husband-and-wife tam Butch Snow and Melody Tennant. Foodwaze has visited the farm and compiled a detailed description under the Details tab.

What They Do: Dutch Hollow Cattle Company raises Angus-Gelbvieh beef cattle that are 100% grass-fed.

Regenerative Practices: The farm adheres to the principles of regenerative agriculture, meeting the standards we set for listing on Foodwaze. They use rotational grazing practices and strive to treat their animals humanely and in accordance with their natural tendancies

Certifications: None


Consumers can buy direct from Dutch Hollow by emailing them. Their beef can also be found at a limited number of retail locations. Click on the Places tab to find out where.


Snow and Tennant are both originally from California. His career was previously in computers and hers was in education. Tennant also received nutritional training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

The farm is quite a bit off the beaten path. While they don’t have visiting hours, if you do arrange a visit, you will enjoy some beautiful scenery.


This listing was compiled using the following processes:

• A visit to the farm and discussion with the farm owners.

• The use of other research about the farm and its practices.

Dutch Hollow Cattle Company is a small family farm located in the scenic hinterlands north of Lexington, Virginia, and west of Interstate 81. The farm is run by husband-and wife-team Butch Snow and Melody Tennant. Foodwaze has had a chance to visit their farm to learn first-hand about their practices.

They raise a herd of about 90 beef cattle that are a mix of Black Angus and Gelbvieh breeds. The cows are raised on several hundred acres around the home of Snow and Tennant. Some of the pastures are rented from neighbors. They rotate the herd among approximately nine different pastures. They also supplement their feeding with hay in the wintertime, which is given to the animals out in the fields. Their hay is purchased from off the farm, and while it is not guaranteed to be pesticide free, we are confident in the farm’s commitment to sound and healthy ecological practices.

Snow and Tennant have been running the farm together since 2005. They are both orginally from California. He’s a former computer executive and she is a former educator. Tennant is also a trained health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It was through her work there that she became commitment to holistic practices, which are embodied in their grass-fed-and-finished beef.

Dutch Hollow sells their beef to a few select businesses around the area. Please check the Places tab for the current list. You can also contact the farm directly to purchase.

Dutch Hollow Cattle Co. products can be found at these Foodwaze verified locations:

Lexington, VA Cool Spring Organic Market