KMC 19098

Reference Ram “Lucky”

This is KMC 19098 “Lucky”. Why does he look so happy in this picture? Because he was accidentally recorded and tagged as a ewe at birth by the interns. He snuck around with this false identity until nearly the end of October in 2019, at which time, he’d bred about 40% of my ewes! πŸ˜€ He is a good ram, but using him this year was not part of my plans, as I’d just spent a lot of money flying in two new rams to use. So it was a bit of a curve ball to deal with, and I’m going to have a two-month-long lambing season. But here we are, Mother Nature constantly humbles us. On the plus side, we can declare his breeding prowess as quite strong, as in a month, he managed to cover a much larger number of ewes than one would normally expected for a ram lamb. His pedigree is a very nice, diverse blend of my own NSIP genetics, now-retired Misty River Farm, Birch Cove (Missouri) and Aspen Mountain (Montana), with a splash of KRK in the background. He has positive growth, very good milk, and good prolificacy, including a high survival metric. I think he’s going to throw some nice, vigorous lambs and good replacement ewes, I just wish he didn’t have quite as much, er, opportunity to dominate this year’s lamb crop!

EBVs below are from 2019 PWWT lamb crop data.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.982 1.159 2.228 10% 10% -0.069 0.434 115.32 105.04
KMC19098
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/11/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC7045 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MRL313RR
MRL204
KMC2033 KMC0900 KRK650
JJK0010
ADS0038 RIT455
ADS0023

 

KMC 6076

Offered for sale as a registered 4-year old ewe, exposed, $375

Well-framed, white ewe with tan spots. She has a barely-noticeable parrot mouth, the only one I’ve ever seen in my flock; not too worrisome to me in a ewe, but worth mentioning. Good growth metrics and moderate on milk, but low on prolificacy. The latter is low on her dam’s side for NLB and on her sire’s side for NLW; but in both cases the other side is stronger and she seems to be producing well so far. Her pedigree is a diverse blend incorporating a strong grandsire from North Dakota State University and a maternal grandma from David Coplen’s Birch Cove Farm in Missouri, both strong NSIP flocks. She is a good mother, in 2019 she had a stilborn twin and I was easily able to graft another orphan onto her to raise. Her lambing record starting as a 2-year-old: 2/2, 2/1 (raised twins w/ grafter)

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken October 2019. This ewe has been exposed to KMC 7045 and is due to lamb in April.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.340 1.385 2.913 -4% -3% 0.179 -0.085 104.01 99.23

 

KMC6076
Twin birth
DOB: 4/12/16
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC5088 WRN006 KRK00168
BME006
BC C 298 CMG10019
BC T 14-33
JPS60224 NDS06-728 DJF226L SAMPSON
JL9085
JPS0048 CK00-40
JPS005

 

KMC 5096

Offered for sale as a registered 5-year old ewe, exposed, $400

This is a sturdy, fawn-colored ewe with a nice modest frame size and beautiful hair coat. She has very strong growth and milk scores, and is lower on prolificacy. The latter is a blend of very high scores from her mother and lower scores for her sire, but so far, she seems to be showing the genes of her dam’s side.Β She is a good mother, she lost a lamb in 2018 due to accidental causes (he felt into, and got stuck in, a very narrow, collapsed mole run and was found too late πŸ™ ). Her lambing record starting as a 2-year-old: 2/2, 2/1, 2/2

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken October 2019. This ewe has been exposed to KMC 7045 and is due to lamb in April.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.48 2.507 3.925 1% -1% -0.071 0.341 106.71 100.65

 

KMC5096
Single birth
DOB: 4/14/15
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
KMC2022 KMC0024 BLM417
JPS60224
JJK0010 KRK640
KRK4141
JRB14045 MOF1107 WJF0905
MOF4001
JRB1108 GF9398
JRB0913

 

KMC 5086

Offered for sale as a registered 5-year old ewe, exposed, $450

This is a very standard ewe, white with a big brown spot on her shoulder and a really nice hair coat. She is out of a blend of PNW genetics, including the now-retired Misty River Farm. She has strong growth and milk scores, a little weaker on prolificacy, due to…. She lost a lamb her firstΒ  year to clostridium, which is not her fault. Her second year, she rejected a twin, partly due to some chaos at the time she gave birth and another ewe that granny’ed it. But she did great with her twins this year and is generally very laid-back and maternal. Her lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/0, 2/1, 1/1, 2/2

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken October 2019. This ewe has been exposed to KMC 7045 and is due to lamb in April.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.225 2.491 4.471 7% 0% 0.059 0.815 114.12 102.36

 

KMC5086
Twin birth
DOB: 4/12/15
QR or RR at codon 171
MRL246 MRL225RR KRK921
JPS60065
MRL155QR PAS28L
JPS60079
KMC3004 KMC0024 BLM479
JPS60224
KMC1029 BLM479
JJK0010

 

KMC 5012

Offered for sale as a registered 5-year old ewe, exposed, $350

This is a very pretty, well-put-together white ewe with a really nice coat. She has a modest frame size, which I really strive for, as I don’t like handling big ewes. Her growth numbers are a little on the low side, but her prolificacy and milk are good. She will tend to raise good twins and triplets; on grass alone they may take a little longer to finish, but if supplemented with hay or creep, this ewe’s yield will be great. This ewe is out of the now-retired Misty River flock and John Bare’s Thistle Grove Farm in Iowa, both dedicated NSIP flocks.

She is a very mellow and maternal ewe. In 2019, I awoke in the morning to find her loyally laying by two stillborn lambs that she had thoroughly cleaned during the night. (I suspect they were born backwards or had some mechanical reason to be born dead, which is not her fault behaviorally or genetically). She was feeling sad (and I didn’t want to waste that milk supply!), so I grafted two orphan lambs onto her. She took them graciously and even seemed appreciative to me for giving her some babies! πŸ™‚ Her lambing record starting as a 2-year-old: 2/2, 3/3, 2/0 (+2 grafted).

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken November 2019. This ewe has been exposed to KMC 7045 and is due to lamb in April.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
-0.052 -0.535 -1.783 18% 2% -0.109 0.233 93.90 100.41

 

KMC5012
Twin birth
DOB: 3/29/15
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
JRB14007 MOF1107 WJF0905
MOF4001
JRB1232 GF9329
JRB1034
MRL295 KRK2123RR KRK0845
VJ8086
MRL231 KRK921
KRK936

 

KMC 19087

Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb $425

Elegant tall, white ram with a black spotted nose. Positive EBVs across the board. He combines genetics from Thistle Grove Farm (Iowa), White Post Farm (East Coast), Birch Cove Farm (Missouri), and the now-retired Misty River Farm in Eastern WA. Let this guy go to work on your farm today!

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken September 2019. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.287 2.338 3.818 10% 9% 0.023 0.708 118.97 105.64

 

KMC19087
Twin birth
DOB: 4/9/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC7018 JRB14007 MOF1107
JRB1232
KMC3044 SJG494
KMC2013
KMC7044 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MRL313RR
MRL204

 

KMC 19103

Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb, $375

A flashy buckskin pinto ram with a really nice, short AA coat that has already shed this year. Positive EBVs across the board. Diverse pedigree that pulls in Birch Cove Farm (Missouri), Thistle Grove Farm (Iowa), Aspen Mountain (Montana) and a few older, local genetics. Lots of color in this pedigree as well!

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken September 2019. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.372 2.074 3.726 9% 4% 0.154 0.798 113.74 103.61
KMC 19103
Twin birth
DOB: 4/11/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC18127 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
KMC100 JRB140078
KMC3043
KMC7092 JRB14007 MOF1107
JRB1232
KMC1012 KMC0900
ADS0061

 

KMC 19129

Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb, $425

White ram with positive EBVs across the board; he’ll make a good terminal sire or will throw good replacement ewes as well. Diverse pedigree incorporating Birch Cove Farm, now-retired Misty River Farm, and some KRK genetics.

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken September 2019. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.276 2.212 4.032 13% 10% 0.078 0.580 120.62 105.31
KMC 19129
Twin birth
DOB: 4/20/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC7045 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MR313RR
MRL204
KMC5037 KMC2022 KMC0024
JJK0010
BME006 KRK857
KRK0856

 

KMC 19027

Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb, $375

A pretty red ram with solid growth and milk numbers, good prolificacy and moderate on survival EBVs. Lots of color in this pedigree, grabbing some genetics from Mary Bakko’s now-retired Misty River Farm plus a lot of my own top maternal lines. This will be a good flock sire for someone’s homestead!

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken September 2019. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.187 2.194 3.921 15% 6% 0.076 0.847 117.49 104.12
KMC 19027
Twin birth
DOB: 4/3/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC7045 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MR313RR
MRL204
KMC5086 MRL246 MRL225RR
MRL155QR
KMC3004 KMC0024
KMC1029

 

KMC 19112

Offered for sale as a registered ram lamb, $475

A classic white ram with very strong EBVs across the board, and the NSIP Maternal Certified status. This guy will throw great butcher lambs and very strong replacement daughters that push growth, prolificacy, survival and milk to new heights. This ram id out of one of my top ewes from Mary Bakko’s now-retired Misty River Farm flock, and he traces back to a bit of Iowa and Missouri genetics as well. One of my top picks from this year’s crop of 141 lambs.

EBVs from the 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. Photo taken September 2019. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.396 2.106 3.861 29% 14% 0.348 1.042 124.58 107.65
KMC 19112
Twin birth
DOB: 4/14/19
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC18127 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
KMC100 JRB140078
KMC3043
MRL358 MRL313RR KRK2121RR
MRL232
MRL204 KRK921
JPS0046