Joe Emenheiser took this photo in Vermont. It is not every day you can get them lined up with such precision. Our 2612 ram is second from left. All the rams are British genetics.
I did not take this picture either. North Country sheep in Scotland on the North Sea shore at Brora in Sutherland. Caithness coast in the distance. Came off the Brora Golf course website.
Meadowview Farm 3 year old sired by Cabin Run bred Highland Banner son out of High Road bred ewe, sold to Blue Rooster Farm, PA.. One of 4 rams bred the same way. Bought from Joe Neil in Highland County.
Reserve National Champion ewe, 2015
Bred by Tom Barkham, Michigan, we bought her at WV sale for $400 where she stood 5th in class. Ashley Craun at the helm.
They call this 'Mutton Bustin"
Virginia State Fair, Richmond. The one that stays on longest wins. This lad's ride may soon be terminated.
Segregation 2008 - the new sheep flocks in Highland County.
Suffolks right, North Country left.
They got over it.
Julie with Junior,
Our right hand man for 21 years in the Graham Building, main cattle barn.
North Carolina State Fair. Raleigh. We have served as official livestock photographers there since 1999.
Champion Angus female, Sugar Loaf, VA
North Carolina State Fair
This is the set up we want - pretty heifer.
The original guard dogs, sisters Red and Blue, Great Pyrenees x Maremma x Anatolisn Shepherd bred by our buddy Ron Fletcher in West Virginia.
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
Dallton Bennett left, myself, Joe Emenheiser, and John Scott, pictured the day after Joe had received his PhD from VA Tech. We were picking up the last of John's Suffolks He got into Dorper sheep. Dalton,Joe and I partnered on the MacCauley 2612 ram
Highland King as a lamb. He sold to WV. We bought him back 2 years later and sold him to Tennessee. From there he went to Alabama. We got him back again and sent him as a bonus with 30 ewes to DeWitts in Minnesota, by this time 8 years old. He sired two lamb crops in Minnesota before checking out Mature picture on "ABOUT" page.
A good old ewe with her triplets. She raised them all.
Myself with Reagan and Bob Rodgers, West Virginia State Fair. Her late dad Tom and I were best friends. She is now a vet. Tom would be proud. Looks like Bob's donuts might be a tad greasy.
With respected Virginia cattle guru Randall Updike. We were photographing sale cattle which he was marketing with Marshal Livestock Exchange. We showed calves at Jackson's Mill, WV more than once with Randall judging, years ago.
Karakachan Guard dog, breed from Bulgaria but he was born near Renick,WV.
Pictured as a yearling, I cannot imagine too many coyotes want to rumble with him. Note the short tail.
Spring Sale bulls at John Mitchell's Falling Springs Farm Hot Springs,VA where I worked 8 years from 1999. These are our Salers bulls I pictured. They wound up on the cover of the American Salers magazine.
Showboating with Robbie McNabb and his girls, Bobbie and Miranda after we won Supreme ram at the West Virginia sale in 2012. Robbie is a top showman with his young helpers.
Our Suffolk foundation ewes from John Scott, Princeton,West Virginia
Powerhouse stud ram in the Susan Davies flock in Maryland, the same flock I founded with Mr.Willis in 1966. Check out the fleece on this lad.
They found a nice fluffy dry bed.
We had this black lamb out of two white North Country parents. I have seen a few black ones in Scotland, but not in U.S.A. before
A ewe bred as a lamb getting the job done. We sold her to Steve McHale, a Chieftain daughter with lambs by High Road 0085
I thought this would make a nice shot to enter in the ASI magazine photography contest. I liked it better than the judges.
Robbie McNabb tunes up one of our ewe lambs at the West Virginia State Fair
Three crossbred ram lambs that made a splash at the VA ram performance test and sale. They topped the sale in performance and average sale price.
by High Road 0085. Res. Champion WV sale,
sold to Susan Davies, Maryland, with judge Brad Kasler and Bobbie McNabb. He was Reserve National Champion two months later.
Son of Stockton Supersire 95, the most influential British ram. Photo courtesy of Mr. Warren Kuhl. 645 sired MacCauley 2612 that we shared with Joe Emenheiser and Dalton Bennett.
North Country yearling ewes,
sold to Bruce and Robin DeWitt, Minnesota
West Virginia State Fair rogues gallery.
left to right: Devon Johnston, John Spiker, Macqueen, John Johnston, Billy Morgan.
LITTLRDALE B205 SCOTTISH STYLE STUD RAM FROM WISCONSIN. HE SIRED HIGHLAND TROOPER, AND FOUNDATION FAMALES SOLD TO MIKE MALOY AND JOE NEIL, THAT CONSISTENTLY DID THE JOB..
TWO BROTHERS THAT WERE INFLUENTIAL IN THE EARLY HIGH ROAD SHEEP DAYS.
HIGHLAND PIPER ON LEFT, HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN ON RIGHT
We imported semen on this ram from Canada, and used him A.I. We got a good son we used 2 years, then sold the remaining semen to Alan Batt in Idaho. British genetics.
Smokey and her kittens.
Head cat, John Mitchell farm,
Smokey is laid back as usual, but the kittens had never seen a person before, and are keeping a low profile.
EWES GETTING HEAVY IN THE FALL
ANOTHER PRIZE WINNING PHOTO IN THE AMERICAN SHEEP INDUSTRY MAGAZINE.
We enjoyed a visit from Arnold Stackhouse, longtime North Country stalwart from PA. along with his grandson ,Brian. They took home a good Trooper son, bred here but born property of Annie Stroud from West Virginia.
Sold to Arnold Stackhouse, Golder Hill Farm, PA.
He got his foundation sheep from the Willis flock in Maryland in the seventies
THIS IS OUR PHOTOGENIC GRAND-NIECE, LUCIE PICTURED IN HER YOUNGER DAYS. HER EXPRESSION MADE ME THINK OF THE CAPTION THAT WOULD SUIT. LUCIE CAME FROM CHINA AS A BABY, AND IS DOING GREAT. READY FOR COLLEGE FALL 2021. Going to Appalachian State, Boone, NC