Skip to content

Animal care

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.

2 replies »

  1. Hi I am a professional Sheep Shearer in Southeastern Michigan. I would like to meet some of you guys up and get in the network of michigan sheep shearers. I’ve been doing it steadily every year for 5 years and professionally for one. I am a stone/brick/block mason in the off season.

    Best,

    Paul Erlandson

Leave a Reply to bristollamb Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: