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This natural colored ewe lamb is a single out of a first time mom who is doing a great job raising her, with a .75 ADG at 60 days. Her fleece is showing good density and a lot or consistency at this point, and it looks like her dam’s excellent fleece is coming through. She is square built with a great topline and is very correct on her feet and legs. She will make a great show ewe and then produce wonderful lambs. Her codon 171 test results will be available at sale time.
We started lambing in the last week of January, and are currently at 52 lambs — with only 4 ewes left to lamb. Here are a few of them. Some are available, some are already reserved and some are not for sale. We haven’t really entirely decided which is which yet, but things will become clearer as they grow.
We normally have more pictures posted earlier, but the weather here has been, in a word, harsh, especially in terms of temperature. It’s much harder to take good pictures when it is -15 or -20 F. We’re hoping April will bring some warmer temps, but until then, all of these lambs are out with their moms with access to a deep, south facing three-sided shed, and handling it well. The spectacle of “lamb gangs” bouncing around the thawing barnyard and pasture is a sight that gives us faith spring is indeed coming.