Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb $475
A very standard white ram with solid growth numbers and strong prolificacy, survival and milk. This pedigree is a total outcross of two parents from out of state, so brings in very diverse genetics to the PNW. The sire is from Iowa, from John Bare’s Thistle Grove Farm. The dam is from David Coplen’s Birch Cove Farm. Both are breeding programs very focused on EBVs and maternal performance, and nearly everything in this pedigree is from top NSIP producers around the country. He makes the NSIP Stud Certified status as well as the NSIP Maternal Certified, which is very hard to get, and he’s the only ram lamb here this year to achieve it.
Annoyingly, this ram has scurs, at the very least, but they may turn into horns, so I have discounted him accordingly. His sire is scurred, and I found that he passed these genes on to about 5-10% of his lamb crop (rams only) each year. Scurs and horns are acceptable in our breed, just not preferred. So it seems a shame to waste these great maternal genetics over a cosmetic issue. Use him to produce butcher lambs and some great replacement ewes!
EBVs from this year’s lamb crop 120 day weight data. Photo taken early July. This lamb is weaned and ready to go to a new home today.
QR at codon 171
|BC C 298
|BC T 14-33