Nestled among 26 acres of rolling hills, our farm consistently produces high quality Katahdin Hair sheep. All of our stock is RR, registered, with type A coats. They are grass-fed, and are not given growth hormones. We strive for a flock with high maternal traits, stocky appearances, and docile natures.
Additionally, Katahdin meat is very mild and flavorful.
Katahdin Hair Sheep are also resistant to a large number of parasites. As such, we only vaccinate our sheep yearly, and only deworm the herd when it is deemed absolutely necessary. Our herd is not fed growth hormones, and antibiotics are only used when an animal’s health is at risk.
*Note: Some information was sourced from the KHSI website (http://www.katahdins.org/).
Why did we choose Katahdins?
Our decision to raise Katahdins was founded on many reasons. We wanted to raise livestock with easy manageability that could take advantage of our particular foraging conditions. We needed something that didn’t require massive investments in land and equipment in order to be profitable, with a growing market outlook for the decades to come.
After researching several different breeds of sheep, the traits of Katahdin Hair Sheep stood out to us. Here is a breed of sheep that is docile and easy to manage for the average person. A breed that is able to thrive on a rotational grass-fed diet that is the basis of our farm. An animal that exhibits superior mothering ability, able to lamb with minimal help from the shepherd, and raise up the lambs on pasture. The fact that Katahdins can offer a 200% lamb crop is a bonus! But what finally sealed the deal was the quality and flavor of the Katahdin’s meat. Our favorite is simply sautéing tenderloin chunks in butter with onions, mushrooms and a little garlic and ground pepper. While there are dozens of other reasons to consider Katahdins, those were the factors most important to us – and why, in 2001, we became Katahdin owners, breeders and FANS.