Offered for sale as a registered yearling ewe, bred $450
This is a a beautiful buckskin pinto ewe with an early-shedding, very slick coat. She has very balanced positive EBVs across the board, nothing too extreme. Her sire is my “maternal sire” ram from Iowa, John Bare, DVM’s flock at Thistle Grove Farm. Her dam is a really sweet and gentle, very motherly ewe with a lot of color in her background.
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 birth data. Photo taken in May 2017 as a yearling.
QR or RR at codon 171