The health of our animals is our top priority. With about 600 sheep on our farm, we monitor flock health carefully year-round in a number of ways.
- When rotating the sheep from one pasture to another in the summertime or while feeding round hay bales during the wintertime, we spend time with our animals, observing their health status.
- By shearing our sheep once a year before lambs are born, adult and young sheep are provided attention, which improves overall flock health.
- We use proper applications of lice treatments as necessary, internal parasite treatments when fecal egg counts are life-threatening and routine tail docking at birth to be proactive against external parasites.
Meat for your freezer
Quality, nutritious protein products are an important food choice we offer our community. It’s a pleasure to raise food for our own family and a bonus to raise food for others’ families. Some of our favorite lamb dishes include kabobs, bratwurst, burgers and sliders, cherry-glazed loin and more. The health of our animals is our top priority. We take pride in growing our own feed to the best of our ability. During summer months, we harvest forage including alfalfa mixes, plus wheat, corn or barley. We mix feed we call “grain-ola,” for weaned winter lambs, which includes protein pellets, soy hull, barley seed, soybean meal, corn and molasses. Our spring lambs are raised in pastures, then have a diet of second cutting hay and barley mix after weaning.
Wool for your wear
Our sheep have been bred to incorporate a fine micron wool to ensure customer satisfaction in fiber. We’re proud to work with Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative with an ultimate goal that our wool can be made into base-layer clothing for our country’s military.