Registered Dexter Cattle and Katahdin Sheep

About Katahdin Sheep

Katahdin Sheep work very well in a variety of production situations as a low-maintenance, easy care sheep. Katahdins have generated a great deal of interest from all parts of North America. Katahdin hair sheep provide a practical option to producers who are primarily interested in raising a meat animal, with great lamb vigor, mothering ability and do not want to shear or are no longer able to find shearers.

In a recent presentation, Dr Dave Notter of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (a top Animal Science Geneticist in the USA), said –  the backbone of America’s future commercial flock will be a ewe with parasite resistance, low maintenance costs, high fertility/prolificacy, good mothering ability, and one that produces either no wool at all or the highest quality wool.