Breeding Sheep

KATAHDINS ARE A DYNAMIC BREED!

Our Katahdin flock is raised in a contemporary farm setting, on pasture and hay in the winter months. With careful genetic selection, our flock is prosperous and hardy, requiring low input. The ewes only require grain during late gestation and while nursing lambs. The ewes possess excellent mothering skills, lambing twins and triplets unassisted most often and raising them without help. They are heavy milk producers so feeding multiples is no problem.

We are proud to be members of the Katahdin Hair Sheep International, National Sheep Improvement Program, Pennsylvania Sheep & Wool Growers Association and The Eastern Alliance For Production Katahdins. These are excellent organizations and we value their great resources for raising our Katahdins.

Parasite resistance is very important to us. We rarely deworm our sheep and only when FAMACHA score, body condition and/or fecal exam indicate a need. We test annually for CL, OPP and Johne’s diseases. Our flock is free of hoof issues such as foot rot. All breeding lambs are individually tested for scrapie codon.

*Interesting facts about the Katahdin breed:

  • No shearing! Katahdins are a hair breed which means they shed their winter hair coat and do not have wool or fleece that needs shearing.
  • No docking of tails.
  • Katahdins rarely need hoof trimming.
  • Natural parasite resistance - so less deworming, less cost, less time, healthy sheep!

~MEET OUR 2021 BREEDING SIRES~

  • Lamb for sale

    “Bronson” 02/23/2020

    NSIP #6401562020ELR066
    Ewe Lamb Right Farm

  • “AMOS” 10/21/2020

    NSIP #6400612020USD194
    USDA-Agricultural Research Center

~Rams For Sale~

~Ewes For Sale~

Please contact us to be placed on our waiting list for 2022 ram and ewe lambs. We have some great genetics to offer and are anxiously awaiting the start of lambing in December 2021 and March 2022!! So get on the waiting list and don’t miss out!!

We will have ram and ewe lambs available from our NSIP flock, born various times during the year, maintained on pasture and minerals, with minimal grain. We provide KHSI papers with transfer with each purchase. Contact us for more details.