July 28, 2019

Breeding for parasite resistance has been a very enjoyable part of breeding with Katahdins, they have such great potential as far as parasite resistance goes. Everybody has their own way of doing things, this is how we do things, it works for us in our management syste...

April 24, 2019

We are as good as done with lambing, one ewe left to go ... A total of 287 lambs were born, 243 of the lambs came from adults and 44 lambs came from 1 year old ewes. For adults we had 217% lambing rate and for 1 year old ewes we had a 138% lambing rate. Overall we had...

January 26, 2019

We post a lot about our rams but decided that it was high time to feature a good ewe line too. Bottlejaw is the smallest ewe in our flock and only weighs 115 pounds. She is a great mother, always has twins and weans more than her body weight in lambs each year on 100%...

January 19, 2019

It is that time of year, breeding is done, we completed ultrasound scanning the ewes, the first major snow storm is approaching and we got time to provide more detail about the sires of the 2019 lamb crop. We are lambing in March and April and will be collecting data o...

June 16, 2018

This year we had a few lambs born as singles from mature ewes. This makes for very impressive specimens but it also makes it difficult to evaluate the potential of the lambs. The typical concerns are How do I compare growth and Will a ram who is single produce less lam...

May 17, 2018

 

We first met you as rambunctious 6 month old ram lamb, being mister personality from day one. When you came down with meningeal worm after just one month with us, we thought it was all over. You survived, but we were sure that the residual back leg swagger meant that...

April 23, 2018

We are as good as done with lambing for 2018 and decided to run preliminary numbers (we will update this once the last 10 ewes remember that it is time to lamb).

We bred a large number of ewe lambs this year, the ewe lambs were mostly our 2017 lambs but we als...

February 5, 2018

We decided to take the plunge and purchase an ultrasound machine to be able to do our own pregnancy testing this year. We have used Biopryn blood testing in the past and feel that it works well but now that we are lambing 150 ewes we decided that it was time to explore...