Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I am very pleased with the quality of sheep our flock is producing. Here is my favorite white ram lamb from this year's crop, out on the pasture. His father is a Larson ram from Michigan, and his mother is a ewe of my own breeding. I've kept his twin sister as well - this is a top producing line that has done well for me over time.
In fact, this ram lamb was the champion white longwool ram just a few weeks ago at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby, OR and went on to be the grand champion white ram of the show. Here is a photo of the same ram lamb at the show:
It's always nice to do well at a show, but ultimately the test of our flock is whether it is thrifty and productive, in terms of producing good carcass lambs and quality fiber - the other stuff is just icing on the cake. Our sunrise this morning: