are a mixture of Katahdin, Dorper and Painted Desert sheep.
Katahdins became a breed in 1987, Painted Deserts in 1997; and, Dorper
sheep in the 1930’s. Our crosses have wild and colorful markings
- everything from beige to a solid white to a combination of
black/brown/white along with some black/white and brown/white.
You also benefit from no shearing and tail docking while they can be
used for land management too! They are excellent converters of a
wide range of forage types and they excel in grazing. Our sheep
are a medium size breed with good flocking instinct and are docile.
hair coat of the Katahdin cross sheep varies in length and texture
among individuals. Their hair generally consists of coarse outer
hair fibers and an undercoat of fine wooly fibers that becomes very
thick and longer when cold weather sets in and day length decreases.
This undercoat and some hair naturally sheds as temperature and day
length increase seasonally, leaving a shorter, smooth summer coat.
crosses are highly adaptable and do well in harsh, extensive conditions
as well as can easily be managed to produce three lamb crops in two
years. They are very fertile and prolific. The ewes are excellent
mothers and heavy milkers. Their lambs are vigorous, alert and have
high survivability. They are ideal for pasture lambing.
are non-seasonal or have an extended breeding season. Lambing rates of
200% can be achieved per lambing on well managed flocks. These sheep
are early maturing and will produce a lamb crop at one year of age.
indicate that these sheep are better able to deal with a parasite
burden. Our breeding ewes are normally dewormed every two to
three years. Ewes needing more frequent deworming are culled.
sheep are pasture raised and supplemented with grain and minerals. Hay
for the winter months is grown on our farm using no sprays or
Lambs produce a high quality,
well-muscled carcass that is naturally lean and consistently offers a
very mild flavor. Lambs are comparable to other medium-sized
maternal breeds in growth and cutability. Lambs are desirable for
specialty markets at a variety of ages and weights. Wethers are
appropriate for conventional North American markets at 95 to 115
Our lambs are taken to a local meat processor, Vealco
in Madison, NC, for processing. Our meat is USDA inspected and it is
available for purchase in our Farm Store.
It is vacuum sealed, labeled and frozen by our processor in portion
quantities per package. Packages are sold by weight and package weight
will vary slightly. We do not offer whole, halves or quarter cuts
Please read our LIVESTOCK POLICY
From time to time, we have breeding stock available.
Breeding ram lambs (ages 2-5 months): $150
Breeding ram lambs (ages 6-12 months): $220
Ewe lambs (ages 2-5 months): $150
Ewe lambs (ages 6-12 months, exposed to herd ram): $220
Contact for availability: 336.969.5698 or Robin@BuffaloCreekFarmNC.com
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019