About the Farm
Villa Crest Farm in the 1960s
The Villa Crest Farm Guernsey herd was started in 1939 when Virgil C. Weaver purchased four daughters of Green Meadow Ambler from Gwynllan Farm, Paoli, Pennsylvania. With the ultimate goal of breeding a truly great brood cow that could pass on type and production to her offspring, he chose herd sires from Ernest Martin and Dietrick Ulken as the initial mates for his select group of cows. From this start, Virgil developed an intensive linebreeding program.
Verl has carried on this breeding practice using homebred bulls with a few selected AI bulls. The results of this breeding can be seen on the Tanbark Trail with numerous All-American nominations and Grand Champions. Villa Crest has also been Premier Breeder at the MidWest Guernsey Classic, the Indiana State Fair, and the Ohio State Fair numerous times.