Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe, bred $450
This is a pretty reddish-brown ewe with a white tail and hind socks. She has strong growth EBVs and a positive milk score, so should have growthy lambs; but her prolificacy should steer away from frequent triplets. Her sire is my “maternal sire” ram from Iowa, John Bare, DVM’s flock at Thistle Grove Farm. There are some Montana genetics on her maternal side, so she brings some fresh blood to the PNW.
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