Our herd

Maggie and Christian purchased 64 animals in 1999 they were a mix of Arcott Rideau and East-Friesan. East-Friesen is a dairy breed from the same area of Germany as the Holstein Cow. Ten years later, production levels per sheep are optimized through breeding and selection. The “Girls” also benefit from 40 acres of pasture in the spring to fall months. Exercise, sunshine and grass make for happy sheep that produce creamy rich milk for cheese. The sheep lamb once a year and the lambs are kept under the mothers for 30 days in order to optimize vigour and growth. Then the first selection is made where potential replacement stock are raised apart from the meat stock. The sheep are shorn 1 to 2 times a year and the wool is exchanged with the local spinners who help us during the shearing.

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