Offered for sale as a purebred record-able Katahdin ram $450
Well-put together red roan ram. Really nice EBVs across the board, good growth, very high prolificacy, survival and milk. This ram will produce both good replacement ewes and fast-growing butcher lambs. It’s hard to see his coloration because it’s dusty and bright/sunny in August, but below is a picture you can click on to blow up which better shows his red roan markings. He has red hind socks, red spots, and a lot of red mottling throughout.
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; and also Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired).
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.
QR or 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)|