Offered for sale as a purebred record-able Katahdin ram $450
White ram with a large, round brown spot on his neck (a throwback to Wiltshire Horn genetics!). Nice, short hair coat. Really nice EBVs across the board, good growth, high prolificacy and milk, and positive survival. This ram will produce both good replacement ewes and fast-growing butcher lambs. He meets the criteria for NSIP certified.
He is out of my newly-purchased white ram from Birch Cove Farm in Missouri (David Coplen); which is a grass-based, minimal input system with a long history of NSIP data. Note that ram has some Texel in his background, and is an 87.5% recorded ram. He has not shed adequately this year, so I will not be upgrading him (yet). Thus his lambs will also be record-able and eligible for upgrade upon hair coat inspection (which I can do) next summer. This lamb’s coat looks like it should have no problem fully shedding next year. For me, this ram’s productivity scores outweigh the shedding drawback in the pedigree, but I have discounted his lambs accordingly. On the maternal side, this lamb captures some really nice genetics from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa) which is another grass-based flock that’s long been active in NSIP.
Photo taken Aug 2020. EBVs from 2020 lamb crop WWT data. This ram will be weaned and ready to go to a new home late August.
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|BC H 973 (87.5%)||BC G 933-22 (75%)||BC F 985-22 (50%) (half Texel)|
|BC D 341-22|
|BC D 337-22 (87.5%)||FAH12-118|
|BC A 146-21 (75%) (quarter Texel)|