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.
Thirty-eight ewes, including eleven ewe lambs, are being bred for the 2022 lamb crop. Flock Sires include "Pope" UU 1805 NSIP from Double Ewe Farm (Wisconsin) and "Doc" from Hillcrest Katahdins (David Redwine; Virginia). A home raised ram will also be used to breed some of the ewe lambs.
2021 ewe lambs are sold out. A few rams lambs are still 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 (rare).
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).