About Stickley Cattle Company
Farming has been passed down for generations in our family and the art of raising livestock on our family farm in Northern Virginia. My parents moved to Southwest Virginia in 1983 for my father CD Stickley to pursue a career with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. In 1995 my parents bought a small farm in Southwest Virginia that we raised cattle, horses, goats, etc. Starting at age 10, I raised my first holstein bull calf on a bottle that my dad bought me at the livestock market for $30 dollars. Continuing to grow up on the farm my dad always taught me the value of taking excellent care of your animals. Through high school I helped on farm but never had the money to purchase but a couple beef holstein steers. After graduating college and finding a career with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries owning my own farm never left my mind. I started raising/ buying stocker beef cattle. The market prices where up and down making it very difficult to get started. My mind began to wonder I need to raise something different than all these other big farmers (quality not quantity). So, I knew a guy near my house that raised some Longhorns just for fun and I went to talk with him. I began doing research on longhorns and asking questions. Why don't more people have longhorns? After doing months of research on longhorn farms and longhorn farmers in Virginia. The first person I talked to in the registered longhorn world is Bear Davidson at G&G Longhorns. In January 2017 I went to G&G to meet Bear and look at the cattle. I was completely overwhelmed with questions. Bear said what do you like? I had not any idea what I liked. I told Bear I just want to get my feet wet with a few cows and have a marketable product in a year. I bought four cows from G&G Longhorns. I still had some holstein steers for my safety net and was made fun of by all the locals. Why do you want cattle with them horns they ain't worth anything. In March 2017 I sold all my holstein steers and invested more in Registered Texas Longhorns. Since then my herd is still growing and these cattle are a blast to raise. I have also met some great people along the way and look forward to building a great relationship with fellow breeders.