— The Openherd Team

Farm Websites

The easy way.

  • Free, stunning website designs
  • Unlimited pages, blogs, articles
  • List any kind of animal, any breed!
  • Online store w/cart and checkout
  • Easy to edit pages & menu
  • Optimized for search engines
  • Use your own custom domain2
  • Updates automatically from your Openherd account with MultiSyncTM

"Our customers are always telling us how much they like our website and that it's always up-to-date."

— Renee Ritenour
Alpaca Palace, LLC
Butler, PA

Have Questions?

Not clear on what you need or how to get started? We're here to help!

We know that having your own website is important but can be technical and sometimes confusing. We are very patient and will take the time you need to determine what your needs are and if our website package is good fit.

Visit our Support page and get in touch with us and we'll make this process easy for you.

The Heart of Your Marketing

Successful farms have their own websites. It's your farm, online. But getting a website up and running can involve high costs, slow development, and frustrating editing—or paying a hard-to-reach web person to do it for you.

A website from Openherd is different from other website hosting companies because is is specifically designed for farmers and livestock owners and are easy to set up and edit.

And with our MultiSync™ technology, everything you upload to your Openherd account syncs automatically to your website! So all you have to do is pick a design and updates take care of themselves!

Why do I need my own website?

Having a profile on a national marketplace website or on social media can generate lots of visits to your pages. So they're great places to get nationwide exposure for your farm and animals. However, you're competing for attention with thousands of others, and on social media your posts quickly become history.

Sending those visitors over to your own farm website provides them a place to find all your offerings in an organized, branded format, and make them more likely to return directly to your site and do regular business with you.

List ANY kind of animal

Many farms raise more than one kind of animal and want to be able to sell all their animals on one website. That's no problem! Just upload your animals using our easy tools, and sales lists that are organized by species and breed will be automatically created on your website!

No other website provider offers easy, powerful animal sales list building tools—the bulk of your website edits.

Online store with cart and checkout

In addition to animal sales, you can also sell your farm products and services right from your website with your own online store, shopping cart, and checkout. Customers can purchase products right from your website using their credit card!

Unlimited pages

Visitors will be more confident doing business with you if you demonstrate expertise and passion for what you do. You can add unlimited animals, store items, informational web pages, blogs, and articles to engage your visitors and turn them into customers!

Unlimited photo albums

They say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and it's true! Easily add a whole folder of photos at once and a stunning photo album will be instantly created to win the hearts of your visitors - online, at a show, or in your farm store!

Customize your menus

Easily edit your main website navigation menus to be just the way you want them. Add and move main tabs, add sub-menus, and link to whatever you want - pages on your site, pages on other sites, pdfs or other documents.

Fast, Easy, Affordable

You'll be pleasantly surprised with how easy, quick, and affordable having your own professional website can be. Everything you need to get started is included! Don't let customers pass you by, get your new website going today!

1 Design fee applies for custom website template design. View Designs & Customization page for more info.
2 Applicable plans. Annual domain registration fee applies for new domain registrations. Contact Support for current fees charged.


How do I go about building my website?

You don't have to! That's what makes Openherd different from other website hosting companies. All you have to do is upload your farm and sales information to your Openherd account and your website will be automatically built with the information you've uploaded. All you need to do is enter a website address, choose from our stunning free designs, and you're up and running!

How do I edit my website?

Just edit everything in your Openherd account and your website pages will update automatically!

Can I customize my menus?

Yes. Your main navigation menu tabs and sub-menus are automatically built for you as you add pages. But you can customize your menus using our easy navigation editing tool. You can add/remove/move tabs, add sub-menus and link to pages on your site, on another site, a pdf or any kind of document or online resource.

Can my website design be customized?

If none of our free, included designs work for your farm and you're looking for a unique, custom look to your website, we can design a custom template just for you. Please contact Support for details and customization pricing.

Do you host my website, too?

Yes. Your website will be hosted on our cloud servers with the highest uptimes and multiple layers of redundancy. There is no extra charge for hosting - it's all included!.

Do you provide email accounts as well?

Yes. Email accounts come with 1GB of storage and can be accessed via a full-featured webmail interface, downloaded to an email program such as Microsoft Outlook (POP3), viewed on your mobile device (IMAP), or relayed to another mail server (Custom MX).

Can I use the website domain I already own?

Yes. Your own domain (i.e. www.myfarm.com) can be made to work with your website from Openherd. Please contact Support for assistance with this.

I don't have my own website address - can you register one for me?

Yes. We offer domain registration services (annual registration fee applies). We can check to see if the name you want is available for registration. Contact Support for more information.

How do I edit my website and add pages?

Your website is all managed through your Openherd account so that when you make edits or add a page, your website updates automatically. We provide easy tools for adding new pages, uploading photos, and page templates to make layout simple.

How will my website be found in search engines?

Our websites are highly optimized 'out of the box' for search engines. This allows search engines to effectively index your site and give excellent rankings for keywords that relate to your site's content, your farm location, etc. We also provide a custom SEO tool for manually editing the meta tags of each page, for those with SEO experience.

Is there a way to track site traffic to my website?

Yes. Our websites come pre-wired for Google Analytics tracking. If you don't already have a Google Analytics account, you can create one here. In your Google Analytics account, each domain is assigned a unique 'UA' code. Just copy this code and enter it into the appropriate box on the Website Settings page in your account, and you'll be able to start tracking traffic to your site through your Google Analytics account.

Can I add links to my social sites?

Yes. Just enter your social sites using our easy Social Icons tool on the Website Settings page and the corresponding link icons will automatically appear on your website, letting visitors click through to your social sites.

How does the store work?

Setting up your online store takes only a few clicks. As you add items, you can specify what payment method you want to offer - PayPal checkout (credit cards can be accepted), by phone, by email, or by redirecting people to another web page. For PayPal payment, just enter your PayPal email address and the payment button will be automatically added to your product listing and all the button wiring will be automatically done for you!

Can my store customers pay with a credit card?

Yes. Online payments are handled by PayPal checkout. PayPal is a major provider for online payments, is highly secure, and can be directly linked to your bank account. Customers can pay using all major credit cards and don't need to have their own Paypal account. All you need to do is have a PayPal account and then simply enter the email address associated with your PayPal account on your product pages.

Why are some other companies cheaper?

Many companies offer cheap website hosting and many include website building tools. However, you're on your own to build your site and make time-consuming updates to the information. As a result, many farms have incomplete and out-of-date websites. This can be a big turn-off to potential customers.

Openherd offers websites that are different because we have built special tools for entering animal information and automatically building animal sales lists, along with many other tools to make having your own website easy and even fun! Plus, when you get stuck, we provide good 'ol fashioned phone support that you don't get with most other website providers. This alleviates a lot of the hassle and headache of trying to manage your website.