Jumpstart Your Flock with Pre-Bred Ewes
For the second year, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a bred ewe or two who will lamb on your farm without you having to invest in a breeding ram and go through the hassle of making a separate living area for rams until you are sure you want to breed on an ongoing basis. We will sell you one or more of the yearling or older ewes we are breeding this fall and keep them here breeding until the end of December, at which time you will take them home, expecting lambs in April or early May.
You will need to select the ewe(s) and purchase them now. We put them with one of our breeding rams for 9-10 weeks, affording the ewes either four or five estrus cycles (about every 17 days) in which to get pregnant. In late December or early January, you will pick them up and move them to your premises before they reach late gestation. Our farm is in southwest Oregon, close to Medford. If you live within a half-day's drive, you can pick up your ewes mid-day and be home that evening.
There is no extra boarding charge or stud fee; our rams cheerfully work for free. But you will have to purchase the ewes at our normal price ($400 each) in advance. If you live outside Oregon, you will need interstate travel papers. Our vet will inspect your ewes and prepare the paperwork, and you will reimburse us for her charges.
Although we cannot, of course, guarantee the ewes will have conceived, our track record is excellent. We bred 74 yearling ewes in our first eleven years, and 70 of them lambed. That's 95%. Let us know if you are interested in this option.
Reserve tan (light phase) or white spotted lambs now
Having trouble locating tan or spotted lambs for sale or creating your own? This year our breeding groups include both tan breeding pairs and white spotted breeding pairs, which means their lambs will be tan or white spotted, respectively. We welcome advance reservations for these lambs. We expect our 2018 lambs to arrive in April and they should be ready for you to take home in late July or thereafter as the summer heat permits. Let us know if you are interested in this option.