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-four ewes were bred for the 2021 lamb crop. Three homegrown rams were used for breeding. All are sons (or grandsons) of previous flock sires: EHJ 505 from the flock of Ed & Helen Julian (OH), CMG 16067 from the flock of Carl Ginapp (IA), and WRI 17145 from the flock of Lee Wright (VA). All are sons of top performing ewes in the flock..
2021 ewe lambs are sold out. Rams are 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).