Our Sheep

What kind of sheep are those?

Katahdins are hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that produce superior lamb crops and lean, meaty carcasses. They do not produce a fleece and therefore do not require shearing. They are medium sized and efficient, bred for utility and for production in a variety of management systems. Ewes have exceptional mothering ability and lamb easily; lambs are born vigorous and alert. The breed is ideal for pasture lambing and grass/forage-based management systems.

Adaptability: Katahdins have demonstrated wide adaptability. They were derived from breeds that originated in the Caribbean and British Islands, and the state of Maine was their original home. In cold weather, they grow a very thick winter coat which then sheds during warm seasons. Their smooth hair coat and other adaptive characteristics allow them to tolerate heat and humidity well. Katahdins are also significantly more tolerant of internal and external parasites than wooled sheep, and if managed carefully require only minimal parasite treatment.

Temperament: Katahdins are docile so are easily handled. They exhibit moderate flocking instinct.

Size: Live weight of a mature ewe in good condition usually ranges from 125 to 185 pounds; a mature ram will weigh 180 to 250 pounds. Average birth weight of twins is about 8 pounds.

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Benefits of lamb

Lamb has some of the highest content of omegas you can get..

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Wool products

Everyone is familiar with wool clothing, but are you aware about how wool is beneficial for wound healing?  Or how about how when wool is used as insulation-it's non flammable and prevents homes from burning completely?

Black Soil

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Sheep "poo"-insert giggle-is known to be high in nitrogen.  some of the best animal fertizilier aro