Sheep for Sale
The Baalands sells ewe and ram lambs. Lambs are usually born in March and April and ready to go in July and August, after weaning and a several week adjustment period. At the time of sale, they will have been vaccinated twice for CDT, treated for coccidia, and tapeworms. They will also have received ~0.75 gram bolus of copper oxide wire particles. Registration and transfer fees are included in the price.
The primary sire for 2020 lambs is "Charlie," a ram purchased from the Lee Wright flock in Virginia. Lee Wright had the top-performing ram in the 2017 Virginia Tech Southwest AREC Ram Test. Other rams used for breeding were sons of other performance tested rams, including a ram from Carl Ginapp's flock in Iowa.
For 2020, the price for ewe lambs is $350. For 2020, the price of RR Katahdin ram lambs will $500. $100 will reserve ewes and rams before they are ready to be picked up. Ram lambs can be blood tested for scrapie resistance. RR ram lambs will be available.
The flock was certified scrapie-free on October 18, 2008. Due to changes in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program, the flock is no longer enrolled. However, the flock remains mostly closed, with only occasional introductions of rams or ewes.
Lambs for meat
Market lambs are usually available (usually all intact males) starting in July. You can check the prices at New Holland (PA) to determine the approximate value of market lambs. Lambs are sold on a per pound basis.
The farm-fresh lambs at the Baalands sell at a premium compared to those sold at public livestock auctions.
Market lambs can be delivered to a local abattoir for custom or federally-inspected slaughter. They can be delivered to your farm for on-farm slaughter (usually for a fee).