The Baalands is a small sheep
farm in Clear Spring, Maryland.
Thirty-six ewes, including ten ewe lambs, were bred for the 2022 lamb crop. Flock Sires included "Pope" UU 1805 NSIP from Double Ewe Farm (Wisconsin) and "Doc" from Hillcrest Katahdins (David Redwine; Virginia). The ewe lambs were bred to "Danny Boy" ELR 21141 NSIP (Dan/Jan Turner; Pennsylvania)
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.