Hampshires & Cheviots


Moore Hampshires and Cheviots is located  in Eagle, Michigan. We maintain about 40 brood ewes; 10 Hampshire brood ewes and 30 Cheviots brood ewes.  Production traits are very important to us.  We keep records on types of birth, weight (birth, 60 and 120 day), mothering ability, etc.  We have extended pedigrees and production information available.

Our Cheviot flock was established in 1959.  We have a top quality set of stud ewes.  We have developed both sire and ewe lines that have without a doubt stamped the Cheviot Breed and has moved our flock into the 21st century.

Our Hampshire flock was established in 1970 as a gift from my father (Hank Wetzel).  From the base of Hogg and Hubbard ewes, we have developed an elite set of females that produce both stud ram and ewes for us, as well as our buyers.

Moore's Hampshires and Cheviots compete in the show ring with great success, but the real value of our breeding programs meet the needs of our buyers.


John and Judy Moore
11989 Hinman Rd
Eagle, MI  48822

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“Being recognized by the Block and Bridle Club and the MSU Animal Science Department  is a very high honor anyone in the livestock industry can be proud of.   I’m extremely humbled and very excited to be included in this elite group.  I would like to thank the Block and Bridle Club for this honor.”

Judy Moore is a renowned sheep enthusiast who has established herself both as a breeder and as a judge. She has judged many State Fairs and Expositions across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including two World Sheep Shows. 

Judy grew up in central Michigan on a diversified livestock farm.  She attended MSU and was on the last MSU Livestock Judging Team of Harlan Ritchie’s.

Judy and her husband, John, live on a small farm north of Eagle.  They are breeders of Cheviot and Hampshire sheep. They met at a county fair while Judy was showing her father’s sheep and John was showing Hereford cattle for Walter Reed Farms.

Over the years Judy has served on several boards.  To name a few, the Michigan Sheep Producers, Michigan State University Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation and the American Cheviot Sheep Society, also serving as President.  While serving as President, Judy initiated the Junior Cheviot Association, Scholarship Program and Cheviot Futurity. 

In 2016 she was honored with the Michigan State Fair Distinguished Service Award.  She has also received the Service to the Industry Award by the Michigan Sheep Producers, and Michigan Purebred Sheep Producer of the Year.

Judy has been an official at the North American Intercollegiate Judging Contest in Louisville officiating both Senior and Junior college contests, as well 4-H over  a period of several years.

She has been a volunteer for the All-American Junior Show and served as Chairperson whenever it was held in Michigan.

Judy is a retired elementary school teacher and a great supporter of youth,

the livestock industry and agriculture.

Judy Moore was recently honored by the Michigan State University Block and Bridle Club in March at the Annual MSU Recognition Banquet for her contributions to the Livestock Industry in Michigan. Her portrait will be hung in the MSU Livestock Pavilion along with the many other distinguished Honorees from past years.