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Butcher Hanging Beef

About Our Company

Blue Ridge Meats of Front Royal was the dream of Doug Aylestock.

Doug and his wife Lois live on a sheep farm in Berryville, with their two sons, and Doug’s father Harold. Doug was raised in Loudoun County, VA, where he was surrounded by dairy farms, country stores, hunting, fishing and relishing in country life.  In 1992 Doug brought his future wife Lois into the business and with her management and marketing experience they decided to take it mainstream.  Several years later, Blue Ridge Meats, Inc. in Sterling, VA, was processing an excess of 1500 deer per year and Doug offered his culinary skills with such items as cooked sausage, summer sausage, Bologna, Jerky and many varieties of fresh Deer sausage products for his customers. Soon the farmers came and the requests began to pour in. The opportunity to expand his dream to a USDA facility to process beef, lamb and pork (and a much needed service for area farmers) launched in 2006, when he and Lois bought Guard Hill Meats facility. With the addition of state-of-the-art coolers, freezers and machinery, Doug and his crew were ready to go.  Now with a full line of finer proceeded items Blue Ridge Meats is on the cutting edge of meat processing in Virginia. 


We Care

We Are Humane


Our staff and facility are Animal Welfare Approved.

We ensure that our process meets the high standards of this certification.

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