We are located in the gently rolling hills of northern Giles County which is in southern, middle Tennessee - about 20 minutes from Exit 22 off of I65 South.
This is Ephriam, our ram.
He is a FullBlood (100% Dorper).
He is the father of all lambs pictured
except ram lamb # 223 (from a
previous ram on our farm).
Our flock has been closed since his purchase about two years ago.
As you can see by the picture to the left, taken when he was younger, he is a completely clean shedding animal.
Currently, we raise Percent Dorpers - ranging from 50% minimum to 93 +%.
We started with just a few ewes 8 years ago so we would have a readily available supply of fresh lamb for ourselves & our flock grew from there.
We were certified with the State of Tennessee as a "Master Producer" in 2008.
We like the Dorpers because they seem to have better meat qualities than the other haired breeds. They are reported to have better loin areas (think lamb chops, here!). The meat has a wonderful flavor and the lambs we have processed have had a good yield - up to 56% return.
We like the Percent Dorpers because they have hybrid vigor and a growth potential exceeding that of the mothers - which are Katahdin and Katahdin crosses and as an added bonus, you get color!