* We have greatly reduced our sheep operation, but will maintain a smaller North Country flock I am committed to keeping them practical and authentic in type. I feel confident that my extensive background with the breed can offer new owners some guidance as far as genetic selection and program development.
* I can also help locate breeding stock, and assist in marketing when required. I will maintain a listing of stock for sale which may include sheep listings for other breeders and even other breeds with quality assurance, plus also guard dogs, since they are a necessary part of the stock inventory.
* Having provided a professional livestock photography service for over 20 years, we are available to supply quality photo and video work of all classes of livestock. Most of our work is on farm, but we have done many livestock shows.
(21 years at North Carolina State Fair, 20 years West Virginia State Fair, plus others including North American, Louisville,KY ,Ohio State Fair, Keystone Exposition, Eastern National, Virginia State Fair, Maryland State Fair,World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, Ohio Beef Expo, WV Livestock Roundup, NC Junior Roundup, Eastern Regional Hereford Show plus book and magazine cover pictures, and postcards)
SVS Snickerdoodle. Top donor cow for Lisa Zirkle, Shenandoah Valley Simmentals. We have done her photo work for several years.
Handsome pairs in long time friend Bob Boyd 's herd, Winchester, Virginia. I wrote an article on him for VA.Cattlemen - this was cover picture
VA Tech sale bull. We have pictured their annual sale cattle since 1999, plus lecturing on livestock photography to Dr Eversole's marketing class .
Shorthorn Champion female,WV State Fair. shown by Pitsenbarger Fanily, Pendleton County, WV
Champion club calf, WV "Jackson's Mill"
Charolais bull from VA Tech sold in National Sale for $7000
Many times show champion for our friends Wood Angus, Willow Springs
Reserve Champion Market Steer at the West Virginia State Fair for Annie Irons. I was told by one good cattleman that this was the best steer picture he ever saw.
High Ridge Angus
I really like his pose.
Randall Updike asked us to picture some commercial cows he was helping sell through Marshall Livestock Exchange
Ewe sold to Mike Maloy, Highland County, Virginia.
Lambs by TANK
High Road 557 sold to MacCauley Suffolks, PA.
I called her the perfect Suffolk ewe. Her ewe lamb 3 months old sold for $3750 MacCauley online sale 2020.
Big Daddy - Reserve National Champion Ram for Susan Davies, MD.
Son of High Road 0085
North Country sheep on the Dabney Pasco farm, near the Bowen farm where our sheep run.
Foundation ewe from Arrowhead Farm, Oregon.
The lamb was champion NCC female at WV as a yearling.
Another prizewinner from the A.S.I. magazine contest. Our first NCC ewe lambs from Ron Fletcher in WV, in Highland County, 2008.
Olivia McHale, one of our favorite youngsters from Greenbrier County at West Virginia State Fair. She is now a college graduate.
Haylee Bisset with her lamb at the North Carolina State Fair. This picture was Best in Show at a local fair
"North Country Mist"
ASI prizewinner , one of our good ewes taken on Denise Pillow farm near Hot Springs,VA
Our Suffolk ewe lambs on Jerry May Farm,
Hot Springs,v VA.
Earlie Byrum, on left bred many winners at the North Carolina State Fair. When I showed him this picture,I said"I think we got a good shot of the hog. "
"I look pretty good myself" said he.
I must admit that I never knew anything about Quarter horses, including how to picture them. Dean Hanson owned this horse. I took about 100 pictures, and he picked this one, to show the gait.
We used to shoot hogs with their nose in the feed pan. as on left. Now they want their nose up The problem is that there often is now someone in the picture to accomplish this.
Champion group for Able Acres from Indiana at Louisville. Boer goats are maybe the most photogenic of all the stock we have photographed.
This lady did a fine job getting them lined up.
First time I ever shot a llama picture, I din't know how. Neither did the exhibitors so I just acted like I knew.