Located In The Allegheny Highlands of Virginia    

                  


        FORM  ..  FUNCTION  ..  TRADITION

HIGH ROAD SHEEP 

North Country Cheviots .. Suffolks

 

                Welcome to Our Website

    High  Road  Sheep flocks represent our  commitment to the development of quality seedstock with emphasis  on profitable function and efficiency.  As a lifelong stockman on both sides of the Atlantic, I am convinced that in these changing times, breeding stock must be engineered with optimal meat production and  profitable performance  as the
logical and practical goal. Ever increasing input cost also suggests sustainability through forage utilization a necessary priority. 

    We will employ tools such as performance testing, ultrasound carcass evaluation and artificial insemination to help identify and propagate superior traits. We will also produce a number of F1 crossbred animals to help maximize production and efficiency, while adding genetic diversity and heterosis.  Our emphasis will always be on the production of profitable, practical breeding stock for the commercial shepherd, rather than on show winners.

    I have had the good fortune to have been involved with many varied seedstock  enterprises over the years, primarily beef cattle, but also sheep, horses, and  stock dogs.  North Country Cheviot sheep were my first livestock love at around ten years of age, so as a celebrated Yankee put it, "it's deja vu all over again." 

   We respect the traditional values that have inspired past generations of stockmen and strive to emulate their fortitude integrity and vision.  I have always felt privileged to belong to a fraternity bonded by a common love of livestock  and land, where adversity is sure, but reward a lifelong treasure. 
What other vocation offers the anticipation of an exciting annual renewal  of almost half of it's inventory?

   We appreciate your interest in our website. There may well be far more detailed, trivial and extraneous information and pictures provided in this site than most viewers seek, but as people are fond of saying nowadays, it is what it is. 
        Please feel free to visit.... we will enjoy showing you the sheep. 
                                                     
                                              Sincerely, 
                                         Martin Macqueen


                

                           

                                      The sheep on the Jim Bowen farm near Hot Springs,Virginia.

                                        



            I have told several people that there is more information on this website about our sheep operation than you ever needed to know. You have been warned.













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