Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $480 with ram lamb at side through 8/15
White ewe with the East Coast body style and curly coat type (but sheds well). Great growth and milk, lower on prolificacy, though she is a good twinner, she just may avoid having triplets. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 2/2, 2/1, 2/2. Sire from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa), dam out of local genetics and White Post Farm (East Coast, now retired), and the old Bert Martineau line.
This ewe has annoyed me some with her propensity to lose track of one lamb. In 2019 and 2020 she either had one lamb of two that didn’t grow well or took on a life of bumming/bottle by choice, so I thought maybe she had a bad udder. This year one of her newborns had wandered or followed another sheep for a few hours, and she didn’t want to take it back. I stanchioned her and she accepted it, and both boys are growing great, so I don’t think milk is a problem. Being familiar with her hungry lambs the last three years, I will say she throws extremely aggressive eaters and growers, that learn to hog down a bottle in 60 seconds and will bum off every ewe that sits still for a moment. But, she may do better in a small flock that jugs ewes with newborns, or just has less going on in the birth scene that can cause her to mismother. (My sheep lamb in the challenging outdoor environment of electronet grids on grass with 100+ other sheep in close proximity.) Her pedigree has very good maternal genetics, and two of her daughters are here and are great mothers.
Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop birth data. One of her ram lambs recently had a serious leg injury, so I’m keeping him here to repair him. She is being sold with the other ram lamb at side (out of USD 19094). Price good for the set through mid-August, after that, ram lamb will be weaned and she can go solo for $300. Current price reflects dam as registered, and ram lamb as commercial. $180 more (now or later) for ram lamb registration paperwork.
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