Katahdin Hair Sheep

2021 Availability

Sorry, all 2021 lambs are spoken for at this point, between our own lamb meat
business and customers purchasing lambs to raise. 

     The Katahdin breed was developed in Maine and named after Mount Katahdin . They are a low-maintenance, easy care sheep requiring neither shearing nor tail docking. As our primary product is grass-fed lamb, we select for ewes that can raise twins to market weight on forage alone. Our sheep are purebred but not pedigreed.  

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Our flock is rotationally grazed all year round except for lambing time when they are near the barn under close observation. No grain is fed except during late pregnancy, when the nutritional demands of the growing lambs require more protein and energy than hay can provide. 

EWE SCORECARDS
Our ewes are scored on reproductive performance, maternal traits, and growth and vigor of her lambs.  These results factor into our culling decisions, leaving the best ewes and their daughters to continually improve the flock.  Our overall goal is a 100 lb lamb by November on a 100% forage diet. 

Prices 

LAMBS
Ewe or ram lambs intended for meat (feeder lambs) picked up at weaning in June are $185 if buying less than 10. 10 or more is $175. Lambs selected for breeding stock and picked up at weaning are $200.  Ram lambs kept till October to see how they grow are $275.  Good choice if your goal is to breed but you don't want to pay for a proven ram. 

PROVEN RAMS
 Yearling ram with breeding experience and lambs on the ground $400. Occasionally we have older rams for sale when we have enough of his daughters in the flock. 

EXPERIENCED EWES
Older ewes that have proven to be good mothers can be an excellent way to start your flock.  Price starts at $250.