($2.50/pound live weight)
Our Sheep and Lambs are primarily raised on grass but during winter months when grass is limited they are supplemented with hay that is baled from our own fields. At lambing time they are also given a mix of corn, soybean meal, and cottonseed hulls that we mix at a local farm to give them a little more energy during nursing. We practice rotational grazing in order to help minimize parasite loads.
Our proven Ewes are Dorper Sheep. Our sheep are bred only one time a year in late summer to fall. This allows for strong and healthy Ewes that produce multiple, healthy lambs in the Spring. Lambs are allowed to remain on their Mother until 3 months of age in which the male ram lambs are then separated and put into a different grazing location in order to protect the Ewes from accidental breeding.
We use the standard booster, Covexin-8, for their first and second vaccines as well as a wormer; however, once they have received their shots and wormer, they are then treated on a “as needed” basis in order to better control parasites and parasite resistance. Hoof care and checks are done throughout the months.
Lambs may be purchased for $2.50/pound live weight.