Our flock is registered with Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI) enrolled in the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP), a science-and-data based program for improving the genetics in your flock. We select for excellent parasite resistance, coupled with good growth and prolificacy, selling breeding rams and ewes that excel in a low input pasture based management system.
Our ewes lamb in February and March, with lambs available for sale in late June and early July. Breeding stock lambs sell out quickly, contact us to be placed on our waiting list for ram and replacement ewe lambs.
The Katahdin sheep is a hardy breed of hair sheep, developed in Maine in the middle of the 20th century. These sheep do not require shearing, docking, or crutching, instead shedding a winter hair coat in the spring, saving costs and labor for producers. Our ewes and lambs rarely require hoof trimming and deworming. The Katahdin’s parasite resistance allows for an even lower maintenance flock on pasture.
Katahdins boast a mild and delicious meat, suitable for all palates and culinary applications. Their fast growth and good muscling makes them a profitable addition to a small farming operation.
Our very own Peyton will be retained as a breeding ram this year. With balanced traits across the spectrum paired with excellent confirmation, he is sure to produce great additions to a pasture-based flock. We were quite impressed with his growth as a twin out of a yearling ewe. His dam, ‘Peach’ (NWT18022) was purchased from Roxanne Newton of Hound River Farm in Hahira, Georgia at the 2018 KHSI expo, and sire ‘Jimmy (left, NWT18061) was also bred by Roxanne Newton. His twin brother was sold at the Eastern NSIP Sale in Wooster, Ohio, on August 10th, 2019 to a breeder in Wisconsin.
Moon came to us from Kathy Bielek of Misty Oaks Farm in Wooster, Ohio, bred by the talented shepherds of Gibraltar farm in North Brookfield, New York. Moon is an impressive ram, with exceptional growth traits (top 5% of the breed) and parasite resistance, and a muscular, masculine look paired with a gentle demeanor. His genetics make him the perfect ram for a grass-based system, as his lambs should grow rapidly and have excellent parasite resistance, while minimizing the incidence of large litters of lambs in his daughters - which can be difficult to manage in a low input system. We are anxious to meet his lambs in 2020 and watch them grow and thrive.
Tex came to us from Lee Wright's flock in Virginia. Tex is stocky, well muscled, and an overall very impressive looking ram. A son of Tex's (NWT 19002) was the #2 seller at the 2019 SWAREC ram test in Glade Spring, VA - the premier sale for grass-fed Katahdin hair sheep. We feel quite privileged to have the opportunity to use Tex in our breeding program, and will likely have several top ram lamb prospects from his sons.