Registered Katahdin Hair Sheep Breeding Stock

Please Note: All our breeding stock for the 2022 lambing season have already been reserved. 

2022 lambing is scheduled to start March 21st. We exposed just over 175 ewes to 8 rams in separate breeding groups for 20 days after which we removed the rams, combined all the breeding groups and introduced a cleanup ram for an additional 14 days.

This year we used 4 (one for cleanup) of our home grown ram lambs from 2021 in order to test their performance against the other rams. We also used ram lambs from HOUND RIVER FARM KATAHDIN SHEEP (Roxanne Newton) and LC Ranch (Leon Gehman). Two of the adult rams we used are very well tested with over 400 tested offspring between them, our old man Midnight (WHK 1352) that we have been using for many years as well as Morgan (BUL 18403) that we got from Red Barn Katahdins located in Iowa. We also used a two year old home grown ram that we are in process of testing, this will be second year that he will be siring offspring here, he also sired offspring at LC Ranch for 2022 lambing.

Below we have a bit more detail about the rams we used for breeding. The graphs show where they rank for various traits (you can move your mouse over the graphs for more detail).

Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs)

  • BWT - Birth Weight (Top / 100th percentile is highest BWT)

  • WWT - Weaning Weight (Top / 100th percentile is highest WWT)

  • MWWT - Maternal Weaning Weight (Top / 100th percentile is highest MWWT)

  • PWWT - Post Weaning Weight (Top / 100th percentile is highest PWWT)

  • WFEC - Weaning Fecal Egg Count (Top / 100th percentile is best WFEC)

  • PFEC - Post Weaning Fecal Egg Count (Top / 100th percentile is best PFEC)

  • PFAT - Post Weaning Fat Depth (Top / 100th percentile is lowest PFAT)

  • PEMD - Post Weaning Eye Muscle Depth (Top / 100th percentile is largest PEMD)

  • NLB - Number of Lambs Born (Top / 100th percentile is highest NLB)

  • NLW - Number of Lambs Weaned (Top / 100th percentile is highest NLW)

 

WHK 1352 (6401392013131352)

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Codon 171: RR 

Midnight has been siring lambs at Gibraltar Farm since 2017 and he has over 200 offspring tested in NSIP. We have 24 of his daughters and many grand daughters lambing here in 2022. He was bred to 10 ewes this year. He combines excellent growth with good parasite resistance and his daughters always impress us with good mothering.

BUL 18403 (6400282018BUL403)

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Codon 171: RR 

We bought Morgan as a ram lamb in 2018 from Red Barn Katahdins (Steve Bull). He had offspring here in 2019 and 2020, he took a working vacation at Ewe Lamb Right Farm in 2021. He has 150 offspring tested in NSIP between our two farms. He has 9 daughters and one grand daughter lambing here in 2022. He has excellent growth with good mothering, milk and parasite resistance.

GBR 0014 (6401552020GBR014)

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Codon 171: RR 

GBR 0014 (a son of BUL 18403) is a home grown ram that sired just under 40 lambs here last year. We are lambing 14 ewe lambs out of him in 2022. His dam is a ewe we bought from Misty Oaks Farm (Kathy Bielek), she is a consistent twinner and we have two of her daughters retained in our flock.  He has excellent growth and milk and good parasite resistance. We are really excited to see how his daughters will do this year.

He was used for 2022 lambs at LC Ranch, so he should have extra offspring there. It worked out well that they lamb a few months before us, so we had time to quarantine him between breedings.

NWT 21-025 (6400522021NWT025)

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Codon 171: RR 

Rudy is a ram lamb from Hound River Katahdins that will have his first offspring in 2022. He has EBVs for excellent growth and milk as well as good parasite resistance.

Ram Lamb Photo

LCR 21009 (6401132021LCR009)

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Codon 171: RR 

LCR 21009 visited here for the breeding season and is owned by LC Ranch (Leon Gehman). He has EBVs for excellent growth and milk but is untested for parasite resistance, we hope his lambs will do well when tested.

Ram Lamb Photo

GBR 1055 (6401552021GBR055)

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Codon 171: RR 

GBR 1055 (a son of GBR 0014) is a home grown ram we are testing this year. His dam is 2017 GBR ewe that had a single as a ewe lamb and twins every year since, we have one of her daughters retained in our ewe flock. He has EBVs for excellent growth and good milk and parasite resistance 

Ram Lamb Photo

GBR 1146 (6401552021GBR146)

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Codon 171: RR 

GBR 1146 is a home grown ram we are testing this year. His dam is a 2017 GBR ewe that had a single as a ewe lamb and twins every year since, we have two of her daughters retained in our ewe flock. He has EBVs for excellent parasite resistance and good growth.

Ram Lamb Photo

GBR 1241 (6401552021GBR241)

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Codon 171: RR 

GBR 1241 is a home grown ram that we are trying out this year. His dam is a 2017 GBR ewe that had a single as a ewe lamb and twins each year since, we have three of her daughters retained in our ewe flock. He has EBVs for excellent growth, milk and parasite resistance.

Ram Lamb Photo

GBR 1029 (6401552021GBR029)

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Codon 171: RR 

GBR 1029 (a son of GBR 0014) is a home grown ram that we used for clean up this year. His dam is a 2017 GBR ewe that had a single as a ewe lamb, twins the next two years and triplets this year. We have two of her daughters retained in our ewe flock. He has EBVs for excellent growth with good milk and parasite resistance.

Ram Lamb Photo