Raising your lamb into a meat-producing machine: Step 1 – Let your lamb eat your grass, all day, every day. He says the ewes are … Katahdin Hair Sheep originated in Maine in the 1970’s after Michael Piel began experimenting with hair sheep from the Caribbean. Katahdin sheep are perfect for people who want to raise easy-care livestock, says Jim Morgan, breed secretary for the Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI). They are a sturdy breed that thrives even on poor to mid-quality pasture. Mostly grass and forage fed.
Sometimes those raising sheep for meat won’t even consider milking them, the same goes for those raising sheep for milk, some won’t consider them … They are medium sized and efficient, bred for utility and for production in a variety of management systems. Ewe Lamb Right Farm strives to raise wholesome & healthy Katahdin hair sheep & lambs. Ranch and Rural Living Magazine states they do well on small farms and don't require shearing. Katahdin’s are hardy and low maintenance. Step 2 – Provide water and a mineral licking block. Consider a breed such as the Dorper for ease of lambing and general hardiness. He and his wife raise Katahdins near Fayetteville, Arkansas. Another added bonus of raising Katahdin sheep for milk, is raising them for their true purpose which is meat. Seriously, that is it! They do not produce a fleece and therefore do not require shearing. Katahdins are hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that produce superior lamb crops and lean, meaty carcasses. Quite docile and easy to handle, they adapt well to rotating pasture systems. Our commercial and registered flocks consist of Katahdin hair sheep, all registered with NSIP. Step 3 – That’s it. Other hair sheep breeds include the St. Croix, the Barbados Blackbelly, and the American Katahdin, which produces lean meat lambs. Our sires are Katahdins with NSIP EBVs.