About East Side Farm

We started in the Hereford business in 1995 when our daughter Kayla, purchased her first Hereford steer.  We purchased this steer from Dunwalke Farm, in Far Hills, NJ.  We didn't have a farm at that time and housed our animals at Shelly's dad farm, which lasted several years, until we bought our farm on Liberty Road and named it "East Side Farm".  The rest is history as we have 8o+ Registered Hereford Cows, 4 Registered Hereford Bulls, and currently have 19 yearling heifers.  Come visit our farm anytime your in the area.  Both Jay and Shelly are active in their community, Jay has served on the Maryland Hereford Association board of directors and is past president.  Shelly is currently serving as Treasurer and past Secretary of the Maryland Hereford Association.  Shelly is also on the board of directors of the Maryland Cattleman's Association and is currently President.  Shelly serves on the board of directors of the Great Frederick Fair and serves on the Rental, Sponsorship, Farm & Garden, Livestock and Budget & Finance committees.  Shelly has been involved in the ABC Junior Show, serving as Secretary, Show Chairman and is currently President. 

Our pride and joy is our grandson Austin Justus, who was born October 3, 2014.  He is our future showman and cattle herdsman. Austin is the son of Russell & Kayla Justus, and they reside at East Side Farm II.