HERD MANAGEMENT

 

We conduct the following herd management practices.

 

Overall Management

  • Our focus is for "quality breeding stock" animals to pass along excellent Katahdin sheep qualities

  • We breed and raise only 100% Dorper sheep

  • AWA Standards - Highest animal welfare standards in the world for farm animals

  • Hands off approach

  • Allow animals to live naturally

  • Only deworm when necessary

  • Cull substandard animals

 

Health Management

  • CDT vaccinations

  • Our farm is disease-free from all diseases listed below

  • Tested and cleared of the following diseases:

    • Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL)

    • Caprine Arthritis Encephalities (CAE)

    • Johne's Disease

    • Soremouth (Orf)

    • Footrot

    • Scrapie

 

On-farm Performance Testing

  • Animal identification

  • Detailed record keeping

  • Average daily gains

  • Weight performance

  • Contemporary group comparison

  • Litter size

  • Sire and doe evaluation

  • Health evaluations (feet and parasites)

 

Nutritional Values

  • Rotational paddock schedules

  • Free-choice minerals

  • Supplemental vitamins for pregnant does

  • Clean fresh water available at all times

 

 

 

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