KMC 21012

Offered for sale as a purebred, record-able Katahdin ewelamb $350

Classic white ewelamb. NSIP Maternal Certified designation. Dam is one of my best ewes, from the now-retired Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake). Sire is a very strong scoring ram from Birch Cove Farm in Missouri (David Coplen).

Sire has a Texel several generations back in his pedigree, so we’re benefitting from some heterosis there, as well as the potential for the myostatin (double muscling) gene. This ram didn’t shed well last year so I haven’t upgraded him yet, but I think this year he might. If he doesn’t, this ewe will be record-able and will need a hair coat inspection next year to upgrade to 100% purebred registration (I am a hair coat inspector, so I can do that for you).

This is one of the best ewelambs born here this year, but I’m keeping her sib, and I don’t usually keep both of twins. She’s got stellar and balanced EBVs across the board, low birth weight, while growth, prolificacy, survival and milk- all are very, very strong! So it’s a nice opportunity to get one of my highest scoring ewelambs into your flock’s genetics.

Photo taken July 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop WWT data. This ewelamb will be weaned mid-August and can go to a new home after that; and she will be ready to breed this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.203 1.989 3.099 17% 17% 0.305 1.201 129.52 109.58
KMC21012
Twin birth
DOB: 4/7/21
QR  or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
BC H 973 (87.5%) BC G 933-22 (75%) BC F 895-22 (50% Texel)
BC D 341-22
BC D 33-22 FAH 12-118
BCA 146-21
MRL358 MRL313RR KRK2123RR
MRL232
MRL204 KRK921
JPS0046

 

KMC 21127

Offered for sale as a purebred  Katahdin ram lamb $475

Flashy chocolate pinto ram. Dam traces back to Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, now retired) and a big, framey white ram from Birch Cove Farm (David Coplen, Missouri).  We in the PNW have been lucky to borrow a ram from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR; Dr. Joan Burke is lending him to our region so that we can get better linkage to the “cluster” of flocks in the Midwest/South. He’s been on a tour through Idaho and Oregon, and made a stop here last winter to be used in my flock, and he’s headed East now. Take advantage of some great out-of-state genetics!

Photo from June 2021.   EBVs from 2021 WWT data. This ram is register-able and will be weaned in late September and ready to breed this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.514 1.949 3.161 5% 15% 0.202 1.066 123.93 108.95
KMC 21127
Single birth
DOB: 5/31/21
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
USD 19094 BC E 836-33 FAH12-118
BC Z 087-32
USD17008 WRI6028
USD14344
KMC20072 BC H 973 BC G 933-22 (75%: 1/4 Texel)
BC D 337-22
MRL373 KMC5043
MRL271

 

KMC 21088

Offered for sale as a purebred Katahdin ewelamb $250

Cute white ewelamb with one orange spot. She is petite in stature, but she is heavy and well muscled already! Her mother is older and can’t raise triplets anymore, so I’ve orphan-reared this girl. She is trained to the teat bucket and is completely self-sufficient. Dam is out of old-stock WA genetics (Bert Martineau, now retired plus On the Lamb Farm); and also traces back to a White Post Farm (East Coast, now retired) ram. Sire is a “loaner” ram from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR; and we are lucky to have him up in the PNW, sharing good NSIP genetics from the Midwest and South. He brings genetics from Lee Wright and Lynn Fahrmeier, as well as more Birch Cove. This girl has modest growth EBVs, but good on milk and stellar on prolificacy and survival.  Triplets are likely in her future, and she will raise a lot of lambs in her lifetime! I will likely keep 1-2 out of this set of triplet girls, so take advantage of this opportunity to get some of my “keeper” genetics! 

Photo from May 2021.   EBVs from 2021 lamb crop data. Price good through mid-June when she is weaned from milk. She will need to be creep-fed on grain concentrate and/or alfalfa hay until she’s 3-4 months old and her rumen is fully matured to be only on grass or grass hay.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.205 0.955 1.689 10% 21% 0.017 0.538 124.02 109.76
KMC 21088
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/19/21
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
USD 19094 BC E 836-33 FAH12-118
BC Z 087-32
USD17008 WRI6028
USD14344
KMC2011 SJG494 SWP05-214 CORNERSTONE
SJG78
KMC1029 BLM417
JJK0010

KMC 21061

Offered for sale as a purebred Katahdin ewelamb $200

Cute white ewelamb with a couple of orange spots. Her mother is older and one side of her udder isn’t working well, so I’ve orphan-reared this girl. She is trained to the teat bucket and is completely self-sufficient. Dam is from Birch Cove (David Coplen, Missouri). Sire is a “loaner” ram from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR; and we are lucky to have him up in the PNW, sharing good NSIP genetics from the Midwest and South. He brings genetics from Lee Wright and Lynn Fahrmeier, as well as more Birch Cove. A complete “out of town” pedigree!  She has very balanced EBVs, good on growth, prolificacy and milk; this girl is likely to be a solid twinner that grows great lambs. 

Photo from May 2021.   EBVs from 2021 lamb crop data. Price good through mid-June when she is weaned from milk. She will need to be creep-fed on grain concentrate and/or alfalfa hay until she’s 3-4 months old and her rumen is fully matured to be only on grass or grass hay.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.395 1.602 2.840 8% 13% 0.237 0.904 118.66 107.42
KMC 21061
Twin birth
DOB: 4/15/21
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
USD 19094 BC E 836-33 FAH12-118
BC Z 087-32
USD17008 WRI6028
USD14344
BC C 291 JRB1231 GF9398
JRB0941
BC Z 067-13 BC X 301
BC T 14-33

KMC 7040

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $250

This is a pretty red ewe with white markings, white tail, and long hind socks.  She is fairly petite. Her dam is out of very old-stock PNW genetics, sire is from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, in Iowa). This girl’s dam came to me as part of a large purchase of Mary Bakko’s (MRL) ewes when she was retiring. Mary loaded an extra one in the trailer, and it was a 9 year old red girl that Mary didn’t have the heart to cull, as she’d given them 21 lambs . 🙂 I was able to get one more ewelamb out of her before she hit the end of her line, and this is it. This girl has had some bum luck. She started out well, raised twins as a yearling, which is unusual in my operation. The next year, she had a single ewelamb, which I still have. Last year she had a tiny, weak preemie-type lamb that died after a few days, despite aggressive treatment and oversight. And this year, she had premature stillborn twins, over which she was very upset. I brought her in thinking I would graft a lamb onto her, only to find she didn’t have much milk (maybe because her fetuses perished early). So, she either needs to retire to a pet home, or if she’s bred again, be fed really good and be prepared to hover over her lambs to make sure they succeed. She comes from a really good maternal line and is a very protective, maternal dam. But her EBVs are hurt by the variable performance of her lambing record. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 2/2, 1/1, 1/0, 2/0.

Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. This ewe can go to a new home any time. Priced at cull price.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.124 -0.391 -1.625 6% -3% -0.289 -1.038 84.46 96.09
KMC7040
Single birth
DOB: 4/5/17
QR  or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
JRB14007 MOF1107 WJF0905
MOF4001
JRB1232 GF9329
JRB1034
JPS60092 NF0727 BS26K
CJ12
JPS012 CK00-40
BSA72

KMC 5037

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $400 with ram lamb at side 

This ewe has a classic body type, big capacity for grass feeding. She is white with brown spots and flecking. Pedigree is some old PNW genetics that aren’t around much anymore: Just Plain Sheep, and Bert Martineau’s line, plus KRK. One side of her udder is not very functional, presumably due to subclinical mastitis last  year. Her lambs were hungry and I was supplementing them, but one of them died fast from clostridium at a couple weeks old. The remaining lamb is doing fine now raised as a single by her. I am selling her at cull price, but she could be bred again, as long as the buyer is prepped to bottle supplement her lambs when she has twins. She’s a sweet and mellow girl and a very good mother. She has very balanced EBVs, good growth, reasonable prolificacy and good milk.   Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 2/2, 2/2, 2/1

Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. Price, through June, is for ewe with her solid chocolate ram lamb at side (sire is BC H 974), and includes the ewe’s registration cert. The ram lamb is sold as commercial (or for $100 more for registration paperwork, now or later).

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.425 2.058 3.640 6% 10% 0.027 0.291 119.08 105.13
KMC5037
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/2/15
QR  at codon 171 (by deduction)
KMC2022 KMC0024 JPS60224
BLM0479
JJK0010 KRK640
KRK4141
BME006 KRK857 VJ7039
KRK2121
KRK856 VJ7066
KRK733

KMC 4007

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $250

This girl is a grass machine, with a very pretty dark mahogany, white blaze and socks. She is out of old PNW genetics that aren’t around much anymore. She has been very productive here, but the last few years, I’ve noticed a decline in her milk production. She had triplets this year, and hasn’t been entirely successful at even feeding one, despite her best efforts. So she can either go into retirement as a pet, or give someone a few more good ewelambs, as long as they are bottle supplemented. She is extremely maternal and looks after her lambs carefully, even if they are mostly nursing from the bucket.  She is also very calm and easy to handle. She has very balanced EBVs, good growth, reasonable prolificacy and good milk.   Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 3/2, 3/3, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1, 3/0

Photo taken May 2021 (still in the process of shedding, but she is a very clean shedder). EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. This ewe can go to a new home any time, as her lambs are all orphan-rears at this point.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.241 2.120 3.366 6% 8% 0.179 0.231 116.82 104.03
KMC4007
Triplet birth
DOB: 2/27/14
QR  at codon 171 (by deduction)
KMC1016 BLM417 BRM1AA
BLM0479
HHS107 GJ080
HHS014
KMC1033 BLM417 BRM1AA
BLM0479
KRK33 BP31
BSA149

KMC 3044

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $250

Pretty and sleek mahogany ewe with white blaze, bracelet and tail. This girl has served me well, I used one of her sons extensively as a sire, and she has produced very nice lambs every year. Last winter she grew thin and struggled, I brought her into the barn and treated her with everything I could think of, and she bounced back and looks great now. She didn’t hold a pregnancy this year, I assume due to being in such poor shape during breeding and winter. I think she will probably breed again fine and could keep producing into her teens, at a small farm that feeds her well. But I’ve priced her at cull price, and she may also make a fine pasture pet. She is very calm. She has very strong growth metrics, but gets dinged for NLB despite twinning most of her life, based on her pedigree data. Lambing record starting as a twp-year old: 2/2, 2/2, 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 2/2, 0/0.

Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. This ewe can go to a new home any time.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.315 3.303 5.978 -8% 11% -0.326 -0.177 124.23 105.03
KMC3044
Single birth
DOB: 4/13/13
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
SJG494 SWP06-214 CORNERSTONE SWP05-137
SWP05-122
SJG78 PAS28L
SJG60
KMC2013 KMC0024 BLM417
JPS60224
KMC001 KMC0900
KMC0903

KMC 7034

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $480 with ram lamb at side through 8/15

White ewe with the East Coast body style and curly coat type (but sheds well). Great growth and milk, lower on prolificacy, though she is a good twinner, she just may avoid having triplets. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 2/2, 2/1, 2/2. Sire from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa), dam out of local genetics and White Post Farm (East Coast, now retired), and the old Bert Martineau line.

This ewe has annoyed me some with her propensity to lose track of one lamb. In 2019 and 2020 she either had one lamb of two that didn’t grow well or took on a life of bumming/bottle by choice, so I thought maybe she had a bad udder. This year one of her newborns had wandered or followed another sheep for a few hours, and she didn’t want to take it back. I stanchioned her and she accepted it, and both boys are growing great, so I don’t think milk is a problem. Being familiar with her hungry lambs the last three years, I will say she throws extremely aggressive eaters and growers, that learn to hog down a bottle in 60 seconds and will bum off every ewe that sits still for a moment. But, she may do better in a small flock that jugs ewes with newborns, or just has less going on in the birth scene that can cause her to mismother. (My sheep lamb in the challenging outdoor environment of electronet grids on grass with 100+ other sheep in close proximity.) Her pedigree has very good maternal genetics, and two of her daughters are here and are great mothers.

Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. One of her ram lambs recently had a serious leg injury, so I’m keeping him here to repair him. She is being sold with the other ram lamb at side (out of USD 19094). Price good for the set through mid-August, after that, ram lamb will be weaned and she can go solo for $300. Current price reflects dam as registered, and ram lamb as commercial. $180 more (now or later) for ram lamb registration paperwork.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.210 1.951 3.160 3% 9% -0.139 0.559 113.80 105.06
KMC7034
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/4/17
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
JRB14007 MOF1107 WJF0905
MOF4001
JRB1232 GF9329
JRB1034
KMC3032 SJG494 SWP06-214 CORNERSTONE
SJG78
KMC1030 BLM417
JJK0010

KMC 20125

Offered for sale as a purebred Katahdin yearling ewe $350

Flashy, slick chocolate pinto/ panda-faced ewe. These colors are hard to get in a ewe! Good growth, milk and survival scores, modest on prolificacy. Diverse, pedigree has Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, retired), Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa), local KRK and Birch Cove (David Coplen, Missouri). 

Photo taken May 2021.   EBVs from 2021 lamb crop data. This ewe is open, fat and sassy, and ready to breed this fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.503 2.213 2.886 2% 12% -0.036 0.513 117.67 106.64
KMC 20125
Twin birth
DOB: 4/15/20
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
KMC7045 KMC5071 KMC2022
BC C 291
MRL358 MRL313RR
MRL204
KMC18013 KMC7018 JRB14007
KMC3044
KMC5095 WRN006
KMC1041