We are sold out of 2020 breeding stock, but are taking deposits on this year’s lambing 2021. We typically lamb from late March to early April and have lambs ready for sale around the end of June or thereafter. So, if you are looking for breeding stock ewes or rams, or would just like to raise up some lambs over the summer for meat, we’d be happy to provide excellent quality lambs for your family and homestead. We do sell out most years early in the season, so check in soon if you’d like to reserve lambs for this coming summer.
We have had a closed flock since 2009 with our foundation stock coming from KBarK Farm in Pennsylvania, until we recently added 2 new rams (summer 2016) to bring in some new blood from a farm in Indiana called, Hunter’s Dorsets. We have been pleased with the weight gain of our lambs using the new rams and continue to have great lambing results, with little to no health issues, and a high tolerance against parasites.Our rams are pictured below.
Dorset sheep are known to be a very friendly breed with calm temperaments and great mothering instincts. Their lambs have quick growth rates and do well even without added grain. However, we do grain feed our lambs to add a little marbling and flavor to their meat, mostly because we prefer the taste better. We have limited pasture for them to graze, so they are also supplemented with free choice hay year round.
We like to spoil our flock, so they are all handled often and enjoy human company. Many of our customers comment to us on how friendly and sociable our lambs are after they take them home.
Feel free to contact us with questions or availability of lambs or sheep for sale.
Since adding Dorset sheep to our farm we have been enjoying their great tasting meat and warm fleeces. The fleeces have proven their worth in the cold Vermont weather, and lend themselves to our wooden rocking chairs and cold car seats. We have them professionally tanned, and the suppleness of the hides give the fleeces an easy drape. As with any completely natural product, there are variations in color or texture which are completely normal. Each skin is unique and priced by size and condition. Average age of lamb fleeces is 6-12 months. All pelts are products of our sheep here at the NEK Sheep and Goat Farm.