Breeding Registered Polled Hereford Cattle Since 1976

Claxton Farm located in Weaverville near Asheville, NC, has been breeding registered Polled Hereford cattle since 1976 for purebred and commercial cattle operations. Our goals have adjusted to changes in the market place over time. Currently, we are emphasizing docile moderately sized mature cows that calve easily and milk well while maintaining exceptional growth potential. We utilize EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) data from the American Hereford Association in choosing our herd bulls and AI semen. We follow the guidelines for the humane treatment of cattle promoted by the North Carolina Beef Quality Assurance Certification Program.

Contact Us:

Claxton Farm: (828) 645-9127, E-mail 

Owner: Porter Claxton

Farm Manager: Becky Welch

Staff: Calvin Claxton, James Claxton, & Luke Bullard

Sales: Wayne Welch: (828) 768-3024


As of March 20, 2023 for sale:

We have 17 Weaned Bulls ready for sale. 9 to 20 months of age. See some pictures and EPDs below.

In addition we are in the process of weaning 16  additional bull calves.

We have 7 open heifers 14 to 18 months of age weaned and vaccinated; some will be offered for sale.

There is also a group of 14 young heifers now in the breeding pasture with a bull strong for calving ease.


Breeding Bulls Currently Available


Date of Birth: 10/27/2021

Birth Weight 77 lbs.


Date of Birth: 8/11/21

Birth Weight 82 lbs.


Date of Birth: 6/5/2021

Birth Weight 97 lbs.

Certifications & Organizations

Our herd is both Certified (C144) and Accredited (A491) by the USDA and the State of NC. We also have North Carolina Beef Quality Assurance Certification #2606. We are members of American Hereford Association, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia Hereford Associations, North Carolina Cattleman’s Association, and National Cattleman’s Beef Association.





10 miles north of Asheville, NC just off Future I-26 West.
240 Upper Flat Creek Rd.
Weaverville, NC 28787

Directions to Farm:
US Routes I-40 and I-26 intersect in Asheville, N.C.

From Asheville:
Take US 19-23 North toward Weaverville – (Future I-26 West). At approx. 10 miles exit at Flat Creek (Exit # 17).Take Left at Stop Light & go over 19-23 bridge. Take first Right onto Murphy Hill Road. (Claxton Farm Sign). Take Right onto Upper Flat Creek Road (Claxton Farm Sign). Farm is 1 mile on the Left. (Sign at the Entrance).

From the North (Tenn.) on Future I-26 East:
Take exit 17 (Flat Creek). Turn Right and take an immediate (first) Right onto Murphy Hill Road. Take Right onto Upper Flat Creek Road (Claxton Farm Sign). Farm is 1 mile on the Left. (Sign at the Entrance).