Our flock of commercial (grade) Katahdin Hair sheep are raised at the foot of the Beaverhead Mountains in Lemhi County, ID. The sheep are used for contract weed control grazing as well as a meat source.
In 2003, my husband and I purchased our first Katahdin ewes. I chose this breed after much research because it had three characteristics I was looking for: low maintenance, flocking ability and docility. The shedding coat of the Katahdin eliminates the cost and frustration of shearing. I also had had previous experience with breeds that didn't flock and knew how such breeds could increase time and frustration when moving them from place to place. I wanted to be able to trail my herd across the ranch to desired grazing locations, so flocking ability was a must. Also, I have been charged by other sheep and wanted to reduce the possibilities of injuries.
Through the years, I have been very happy with my Katahdin flock. I can not brag enough on their good points. I would encourage anyone interested in sheep to give this breed some serious consideration. Whether your a novice or experienced hand, Katahdins can fill your niche.
Molly & Cinder
Here's a glimpse at our behind the scene 4 legged workers. Without their help, our responsibilties would increase forty full. -- Molly & Cinder are the movers and shakers whether it be a herd of cattle or a flock of sheep -- Arry & Emma are the sheep guard dogs; they guard the sheep and only the sheep -- Bear guards the ranch(all the livestock, people and land) and sleeps