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...

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...

September 24, 2017

This year we tried to better understand the change in weight gain of the lambs. Previous years we saw that growth slowed at a certain point, this raised many questions such as:

  • Is it related to the age of the lambs?

  • Does it vary by gender?

  • Does rainfall in...

July 26, 2017

Fecal egg counts (FEC) is a great tool but you need to use it right. One single egg count on an individual animal is not very useful but when you have samples on all the animals in a group that are managed the same way on the same pasture it becomes an excellent tool t...