SHEEP For Sale
Lambs will be born in March and April and will be ready to go in late June and July, after weaning and an adjustment period.
Ewe and ram lambs of the following breed types will be available for purchase in 2013:
1) Purebred registered Katahdin
2) Katahdin "Mule" (Katahdin x Blackface)
3) Katahdin "Dairy" (Katahdin x Lacaune)
The Blackface component is Hampshire x Suffolk.
Lacaune is a French dairy breed that produces milk with high butter fat. They have minimal wool cover. The crosses are bred to shed.
For 2015, the price for ewe lambs will be $300.
Mature ewes (not culls) are sometimes available for sale after weaning. Their price is based on age and past productivity.
Ram lambs are blood tested for scrapie resistance and priced
according to their genotype.
For 2015, the price of RR Katahdin ram lambs will $450.
The price for QR Katahdin ram lambs will be $400.
The price for commercial (untested) ram lambs will be $350.
$50 will reserve ewes and rams before they are ready to be picked up.
The flock was certified scrapie-free on October 18, 2008. Due to changes in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program, the flock is not longer enrolled. However, the flock remains closed, with the only introductions being rams.
Lambs for meat
Market lambs are usually available (usually all intact males) starting in June. Check prices at New Holland (PA) to determine the value of market lambs. Farm-fresh lambs usually sell at a premium compared to those sold at public livestock auctions.