Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe, bred $475
A balanced white ewe with good maternal scores and positive growth. We had a really tough fall and winter weather- and forage-wise, and not many of our ewelambs bred (they are run with the adult ewes on grass and fed grass hay, so are not treated specially). This was one of them, so she’s definitely got strong production and hardiness genes. Her maternal grandmother is from Aileen Scott’s Aspen Mountain farm in Montana, so she brings some fresh blood in from out of state. A lot of the animals in this pedigree are larger-frame, and this girl has some legs on her, so I think she’ll fill out to be a substantial ewe as she grows into a two year old.
This ewe has been exposed to a ram, due to lamb in April. Her lambs will be registerable. Keep in mind that mature ewes usually twin, so the floor of profit is $400 in butcher lambs, more if you sell some registered lambs or have triplets, so bred ewes have a great ROI. There are no guarantees on pregnancy status, since viability is mostly due to handling and feeding; but I rarely have one end up open. EBVs from this year’s lamb crop 120 day weight data. Photo taken early August.
QR or RR at codon 171