The first batch of ewes to lamb was put in with the ram November 7th, and before we knew it and could post to update y'all, they are all bred! Pictured above is a portion of them in with one of three of our 2019 herd sires, KRK 7202.
They all marked first time around, and so far none have been remarked, so it looks like they should all lamb in a pretty small window, which is great for comparing lambs in a contemporary group structure. We select for fertile ewes that will breed first time around, as well as early fertility. One of the rams, KMC 18037, will turn a year old when his lambs are born, and we have many ewe lambs that we are breeding either now or in a month.
We are looking forward to next year's lamb crop with these exceptional rams carefully paired with ewes to optimize strengths to produce more highly productive breeding stock! If you are going to need a new herd sire next year, or would like to improve your flock in certain traits, contact us to reserve your spot on our list! Our ewe lambs are sold out and our am lambs are already being spoken for, so get on the list today!
Looking forward to putting these ewes out on winter forage so they can start grazing soon! I think they are looking forward to it as well!