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Our Newest Venture… Katahdin Sheep!

Katahdin sheep south dakota

This week we bought a small flock of Katahdin sheep to add to our ranch life in South Dakota!

I chose Katahdins because they are a hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that are known for producing excellent lamb crops and lean, meaty carcasses. They do not produce a fleece and therefore do not require shearing.

Katahdins ewes have exceptional mothering ability and lamb easily; lambs are born vigorous and alert. They sound like an the ideal sheep for the ranch here, because they should work well with our  rotational grazing techniques we use here in our South Dakota pastures.

Katahdin sheep are also recommended for stock dog training. We have been training our young dogs on goats, but would like to try some sheep as we have heard that sheep stay in a flock better than goats and aren’t as likely to come out of the herd and challenge a young cowdog.

We are excited to learn first hand the differences between training cowdogs on goats versus sheep, and hope that they will be another tool that will enable us to train good, versatile, reliable cowdogs!

 

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Our Newest Venture… Katahdin Sheep!

Katahdin sheep south dakota

This week we bought a small flock of Katahdin sheep to add to our ranch life in South Dakota!

I chose Katahdins because they are a hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that are known for producing excellent lamb crops and lean, meaty carcasses. They do not produce a fleece and therefore do not require shearing.

Katahdins ewes have exceptional mothering ability and lamb easily; lambs are born vigorous and alert. They sound like an the ideal sheep for the ranch here, because they should work well with our  rotational grazing techniques we use here in our South Dakota pastures.

Katahdin sheep are also recommended for stock dog training. We have been training our young dogs on goats, but would like to try some sheep as we have heard that sheep stay in a flock better than goats and aren’t as likely to come out of the herd and challenge a young cowdog.

We are excited to learn first hand the differences between training cowdogs on goats versus sheep, and hope that they will be another tool that will enable us to train good, versatile, reliable cowdogs!

 

for your FREE Guide - How To Get Started With Cowdogs!

 

 

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