In the News

Below are press clippings and links to online stories where Light Hill Meats has been featured. The newest will be at the top. 

The Feed Bin- Season 1, Episode 15: The Butchering Business 

The Co-op Feeds Podcast, Aug. 2023

Click here to listen to the hour-long interview by The Tennessee Farmers Co-op with Light Hill Meats' owner, Ben Neale. 


Farm Credit Mid-America's Video Series

"Building a Business, One Family Dinner at a Time" - April 2023


I'm a Drover - Drovers, Feb. 2023

Light Hill Meats owners, Ben and Lauren Neale, were featured in a national magazine called Drovers. It is a publication geared toward US cattle producers and beef industry representatives, focusing on topics like the market, cattle health, forage research, and more. Each month, they highlight a family or individual from across the country that is leading the way or innovating the overall cattle business in their area. In February, Ben and Lauren were chosen to be featured in this section. 

The brief story tells the journey from their beginning as first-generation cattle farmers to eventually acquiring the processing facility in Giles County, and then on to opening the retail store in Spring Hill. It features a short background of the couple and how excited they are to offer middle Tennessee great local beef from their herd, as well as other top-quality meat products. 

If you would like to read the digital version of the magazine, click here.

One and 100: Ben Neale, meat processing plant owner

This story is part of the special project "One and 100: One pandemic uprooted our lives. One hundred stories tell its impact on the South."

Published Dec. 15, 2021, Story and Photo by Mike Christen,
The Columbia Daily Herd, Columbia, Tennessee 
Photo by Mike Christensen / The Columbia Daily Herald

"Pandemic brought challenge and opportunity to custom meatpackers"

Progress Cattle, June 24, 2021 (Story can be read here)

No Supply Chain? No problem for Local Cattle Producer Who Found Success During the Pandemic

Published April 6, 2021 by the Columbia Daily Herald 


Meet Your Herdmates Podcast

Grass-based Health Podcast with Host, Peter Ballerstedt: LISTEN HERE

The Light on the Hill 

Published by the UT Alumni Magazine, 2020


"Return on Investment" by the King Ranch Institute, 2019

(Read the story here)