KMC 20116

Offered for sale as a purebred record-able Katahdin ram $425

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. He has pretty and unusual markings: 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 November 2020.  EBVs from 2020 lamb crop PWWT data. This ram is ready to go to a new home and start breeding ewes right away.

0.123 1.679 2.500 13% 9% -0.104 0.539 117.64 104.65
KMC 20116
Twin birth
DOB: 4/11/20
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)
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