We had a very good lambing season and have over 200 lambs sired by 5 excellent rams. We’re going to be doing the 2nd wts and decals this weekend and will be able to pull off the top ram lambs for breeding stock potentials. I’m excited to see good solid meat conformation with the thick muscling we strive to breed for. Another important feature is correct feet and legs so the hooves wear naturally as the sheep graze. We also are following closely each lambs parasite resistance with the FEC EBVs in NSIP. We don’t routinely worm or trim feet.
I’ve been taking deposits for selections of the top ram and see lambs. We have a hauler heading to Sedalia MO in June and so far their is still spaces available for direct sale sheep.
I will also be sending 2 yearling ewes, possibly bred, 2 ram lambs and 4 ewe lambs that will be going in the sale. Our flock continues to test new for OPP, Johnes and CL and is Scrapie Export Certified. More and more people are becoming aware of the value of biosecurity. Production and longevity are areas greatly impacted by disease. We expect 10 yrs of production.