Sale of USDA Katahdin Breeding Stock
The USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville, Arkansas will be selling Katahdin breeding stock via sealed bid. There will be ewe and ram lambs, as well as mature rams and possibly mature ewes. Due to Covid 19, animal viewing will only be done virtually. Bids can be submitted anytime, but must be received by July 9 at 12 noon Central. Animals must be picked up by July 23. Pick-up location is the South Logan County Fairgrounds.
All animals sell with NSIP breeding values. Several have great parasite resistance as determined at weaning and post-weaning. There are rams with NSIP Stud Certification (top 15% for maternal index and top 10% for at least one trait), a ram with NSIP Maternal Certification (top 50% maternal index, top 30% for number of lambs born and maternal milk) and animals in top 5% for parasite resistance, maternal milk, or growth. Animals have been on pasture with limited feed.