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! ūüėÄ 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 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 first¬† 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 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 18126

Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe $500 with wether lamb at side

Pretty dark chocolate brown ewe, slick shedder, good mama. Very positive growth and milk scores, moderate on prolifacy, this girl is likely to be a solid twinner most of her life. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1.

Photo taken June 2019 with her lamb.  EBVs from 2019 lamb crop WWT data. This girl can go with her (to be castrated) grower ram lamb at side as a pair before the end of August. In Sept, she can go solo for $325 once I wean her lamb.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.309 2.082 3.968 12% 6% 0.156 0.800 117.52 104.30
KMC18126
Twin birth
DOB: 4/16/18
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC7045 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MR313RR
MRL204
KMC6093 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
KMC3004 KMC0024
KMC1029

 

KMC 18155

Offered for sale as a registered ewe $375, exposed to a ram

A full-bodied white ewe, clean shedder, friendly. Her dam had mastitis on one side, trying to raise twins as a yearling, so this one ended up mostly being an orphan-rear (though not really a “bottle baby” because I teach them to drink off of a teat bucket right away). She is a product of an unplanned late breeding from a cleanup ram, and thus she is somewhat inbred, her sire is also her maternal grandsire. Thus I have discounted her slightly. But the rest of her pedigree is outcrossed between KRK (Oregon), Birch Cove Farm (Missouri), and the now-retired Misty River Farm (Spokane); so I don’t expect her progeny to be too bottlenecked. She had positive growth and NLB scores, a little lower on milk and survival; but should generally be a good mother who consistently raises twins, with occasional triplets.

Photo taken June 2019.  EBVs from 2019 lamb crop PWWT data. This ewe is exposed to a ram (KMC 19098) and due to lamb in March.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.091 1.214 3.112 10% -3% -0.057 -0.180 104.10 98.30
KMC18155
Twin birth
DOB: 5/4/18
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
KMC5088 WRN006 KRK0618
BME006
BC C 298 CMG10019
BC T 14-33
KMC7070 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
MRL326 KRK2123RR
MRL226QR

KMC 18077

Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe $725 with grafted lambs at side

A feminine, classic white ewe with good growth, milk and prolificacy. She lost her ram lamb when he was only a couple of days old, she was doing a great job mothering him, but he faded some days after birth, despite treatment, and necropsy didn’t reveal a cause (best guess: white muscle disease). I grafted this pair of red twins onto her (their mother had subclinical mastitis and very little milk, so she went to a pet home). This ewe readily accepted them and has done a great job putting weight on them, as they were behind on growth initially. For a¬† yearling, raising big twins means she is a good milker. Her mother is from the now-retired Misty River line, and her paternal grandmother is from Birch Cove Farm in Missouri.

Photo taken June 2019.  EBVs from 2019 lamb crop WWT data. This ewe can go with her adopted twins (pictured below) before the end of August (19010 is a to-be-castrated red roan ram lamb, and 19011 is a red registered ewelamb), or solo in September after they are weaned for $300. 

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.343 1.532 2.896 19% -1% 0.337 0.824 107.72 101.05
KMC18077
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/10/18
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC5088 WRN006 KRK0618
BME006
BC C 298 CMG10019
BC T 14-33
MRL358 MRL313RR KRK2123RR
MRL232
MRL204 KRK921
JPS0046

KMC 5039

Offered for sale as a registered ewe $300, exposed to a ram

A really big-bodied, solid, reliable ewe with good growth EBVs, and low on prolificacy scores. Her lambing record starting as a 2-year-old: 1/1, 1/0, 2/2. So, she may waffle between twins and singles, but is likely to twin for several years since she’s in her most productive years. Last year she had a huge single ram lamb that was shoulder-locked in delivery overnight. I didn’t find it in time to pull it and save it, so that wasn’t really her fault, and that hurt her NLW score. But that year, I grafted two unrelated lambs onto her instead; she was a very receptive, and became a very maternal and protective mother of them. So, I think she’s a good ewe for a starter flock, stable and experienced.

This year in the fall (2019) she developed a case of mastitis which manifested outwardly in an abscess. I have treated her with antibiotics and it healed fine, but she likely has a one-sided udder now. She may be able to raise twins, but will likely benefit from some supplemental bottle feeding, or just raising a single and having any multiples orphan-reared. Thus I am discounting her to cull price: you can get a couple of lambs out of her and see how things go. If she doesn’t sell in 2020, I’ll cull her myself when she is done lambing.

Photo taken June 2019 with one of her lambs in the foreground.  EBVs from 2019 lamb crop PWWT data run. She has been exposed to a ram (KMC 7045) and is due late March/early April.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.355 1.571 3.060 -9% -12% 0.136 0.003 95.84 95.93
KMC5039
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/2/15
QR or RR at codon 171
KMC2022 KMC0024 BLM417
JPS60224
JJK0010 KRK640
KRK4141
BME006 KRK857 VJ7039
KRK721
KRK0856 VJ7066
KRK733