High Percentage East Friesian sheep crossed with awassi and lacaune
The dairy flock consists of less than 20 ewes with East Friesian genetics and the addition of Lacaune, Awassi, Polypay, Katahdin, and a few others. There are no "pure" dairy breeds in the USA. Our milksheep graze pasture and are fed whole grains on the milk stand. They provide a minimum of 1/2 gallon a day and lactate for at least 6 months. These sheep are selected for conversion on forage with an emphasis on parasite resistance. From our top performing sheep, we are selecting for good udder structure, low-maintenance hooves, and RR or QR genotypes at codon 171. All sheep are tested annually for infectious disease and we practice biosecurity.