Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe, bred $475
A dark mahogany colored ewe with a white krunet, tail and long socks. This is a petite ewe, but she packs a punch in growth EBVs, so don’t let her small stature fool you! This is the “holy grail” of meat genetics: lambs that grow fast to butcher weight, but then slow down, so they don’t turn into huge adults that are expensive to feed and hard to handle. Due to our tough 2016 fall and winter and my ewelambs being on grass hay for most of it, I didn’t get many of them to breed. But this one did, and had a big, beautiful fawn ewelamb. This ewe is a very slick coated sheep that sheds early and clean. She will make a solid mother for many years to come!
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 PWWT lamb crop data. Photo taken early August.
QR or RR at codon 171
|BC C 291
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