The Baalands is a small sheep
farm in Clear Spring, Maryland.
Thirty-five ewes are bred for the 2020 lamb crop. The main sire is Charlie (RR) from Lee Wright's flock in Virginia. Charlie was consigned to the 2017 Virginia Tech Southwest AREC Ram Test. Ewe lambs are being bred to ram lambs, progeny of previous flock sires: Hawkeye, from Carl Ginapp's flock in Iowa; and Eddie, from Ed Julian's flock in Ohio.
Katahdins are a medium-sized hair (shedding) sheep developed in the United States (Maine) in the 1950's. They do not require shearing, crutching, or tail docking. They are more resistant to internal parasites (worms) than conventional wooled breeds. Katahdins excel in reproductive performance, typically producing lamb crops in excess of 200 percent. They can be crossed with rams of any breed to produce replacement ewe lambs and market lambs of the desired type.