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Sheep

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We have a flock of Continental Dorset Club registered, production type polled Dorsets. We also calculated EBV's (estimated breeding values) through LambPlan for each individual. The original ewe flock came from Dave Meeuwse in western Michigan, and the rams are from K Bar K, Twin Maples, and Hunter Dorsets.  We follow a mainly grass based system, but the lambs are generally fed a light creep feed before and right after weaning. They are finished on grass, and the adults are maintained on grass or hay except as needed during flushing, lactation, and late pregnancy.

We have recently added Scottish Blackface and North Country Cheviots from Littledale Farm. We are going to compare the breeds and may switch breeds over the next few years.

Any lambs or breeding stock available for purchase will be listed on the For Sale page.

We chose polled Dorsets for their production traits and friendly temperament. We wanted sheep that were dual purpose wool and meat, regularly had multiple births, were good mothers and easy lambers, and that could breed out of season.

Our flock is blood tested free of OPP. The flock is free of foot rot and there has been no sign of CL or other diseases since initally getting them. I keep my sheep biosecure to ensure that nothing is brought in. You may notice the wool on the sheeps' necks looks patchy, but that is due to the hay feeders.

We have begun doing fecal egg counts to see how resistant the flock and individuals are to worms. We plan to begin breeding for worm resistance through the EBV's soon once the we take a number of samples through the year. The flock is wormed on an individual as needed basis to minimize the chances of creating worms resistance to wormers.

 

Current Rams

Twin Maple 672 (spring 2016 twin)

twin maple 672 dorset

Littledale

scottish blackface

 

Previous Rams

Hunter 33222 (fall 2013 twin)

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Twin Maple 236 (spring 2012 triplet)

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K Bar K 9208 (fall 2009 twin) 25% UK Blackdown genetics

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K Bar K 8029 (spring 2008 triplet)

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