The Dorper and Katahdin hair breeds, both developed in modern times, are now among the most common sheep in America.

Please call or text Stuart +1-386-344-2615 for details and more photos of our sheep, lambs and meat for sale.

The Dorper and Katahdin hair breeds, both developed in modern times, are now among the most common sheep in America. 5 O'clock Farm run a small herd of registered katahdin hair sheep. 4 ewes and 1 ram produce a few sheep to sell to other breeders and meat producers as well.
Katahdin Lamb works extremely well in a selection of production circumstances as a low-maintenance, easy-care sheep. Katahdin's have created a great deal of rate of interest from all parts of North America. We have members from Mexico to Northern Canada as well as have exported to Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, UK, Chile, and Central America. Katahdin hair sheep give a sensible alternative to producers who are largely thinking about elevating a meat pet, with great lamb vitality, mothering capability as well as do not want to shear or are no more able to find shearers.

Katahdin sheep are a breed of hair sheep that was developed in the United States.  The Katahdin breed originated at the Piel Farm in north central Maine where Michael Piel was an innovator and amateur geneticist who enjoyed raising livestock.  His first intentions related to establishing a sheep enterprise were to use sheep to graze power lines instead of spraying or mowing the vegetation.  He then developed other ideas on how to employ sheep for land management.

How much does a Katahdin sheep cost?
Non registered unproven rams go for $120-150 here.Jan 13, 2014

How much does a hair sheep cost?
While this will vary, a younger (two-to-four-year-old) productive commercial (non-registered) ewe can usually be purchased for $200 to $250. Depending on their age, lambs can be bought for $75 to $150. Older ewes (five years and up) are usually less, but they will have fewer productive years left.Mar 13, 2019

How big do hair sheep get?
Temperament: Katahdin's are docile so are easily handled. They exhibit moderate flocking instinct. Size: Live weight of a mature ewe in good condition usually ranges from 125 to 185 pounds; a mature ram will weigh 180 to 250 pounds. Average birth weight of twins is about 8 pounds.Jan 25, 2016

What breeds are hair sheep?
Hair Sheep Breeds
  • Barbados Blackbelly.
  • Blackhead Persian.
  • Brazilian Somali.
  • Damara.
  • Dorper.
  • Katahdin.
  • Masai.
  • Morada Nova.
How many sheep should I get?
How many sheep should I purchase? Sheep are a flock animal. This means that they need to live with other sheep. I recommend a flock no smaller than five sheep, but have seen flocks of 4 do well.Jun 3, 2017

How long do Katahdin sheep live?
about 10 to 12 years
Typically, the life expectancy of an animal increases with size. For example, cows usually live longer than sheep. The life expectancy of sheep is similar to large breeds of dogs, about 10 to 12 years. Some breeds are known for being longer-lived, e.g. Merino.

Can sheep live on grass alone?
Sheep are pretty easy-care critters for a farm animal. They are basically a grazing animal, and pasture or hay should make up the bulk of their diet. That doesn't mean they can survive on burned-out brown lawn grass! We've found that sheep don't care very much for bluegrass or fescue, which are typical lawn grasses.Sep 13, 2019

Are Katahdin sheep a good investment?
Profitability can be challenging, but with productive sheep and close control of expenses, a profit is possible. Sheep produce income from the sale of meat, wool and milk. The highest-quality meat is produced from lambs, young sheep under one year of age. Most sheep are sheared once per year to produce wool.

How many sheep do you need to make a profit?
So six sheep should bring in 10 lambs, and one cow brings in one calf. That's an average, but about what we run. That cow should average $500 a year income. Those six sheep should bring in 10 lambs, which sell at $100 apiece.Mar 13, 2019

Katahdin x Dorper
Among the hair sheep breeds, Katahdin x Dorper is the most popular cross. In this cross, the parasite resistance, better shedding qualities, and higher reproductive rate of the Katahdin is balanced with the superior growth and muscling of the Dorper.

What is the best sheep breed for meat?
11 Best Sheep Breeds for Meat Production
  • Suffolk.
  • Texel.
  • Dorper.
  • Southdown.
  • Border Leicester.
  • Corriedale.
  • Barbados Black Belly.
  • Shetland.
Ewes and rams exhibit early puberty and generally have a long productive life.  Mature ewes usually have twins, occasionally producing triplets or quadruplets.  A well-managed and selected flock should produce a 200% lamb crop.  Rams are aggressive breeders, generally fertile year round, and can settle a large number of ewes in the first cycle of exposure.  With selection a flock can consistently lamb throughout the year. The Katahdin ewe shows a strong, protective mothering instinct, usually lambs without assistance, and has ample milk for her lambs.

The hair coat of the Katahdin varies in length and texture among individuals and can be any color or color combination.  It generally consists of coarse outer hair fibers and an undercoat of fine wooly fibers that becomes very thick and longer if cold weather sets in and day length decreases.  This undercoat and some hair naturally shed as temperature and day length increase seasonally, leaving a shorter, smooth summer coat.

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Black Angus is the most common breed of beef cattle in the US, with 332,421 cattle registered in 2017.
At the 5 O'clock Farm we have Black Line Angus - Quality Registered Angus Cattle Selling Bulls, Replacement Females, as well as Donor Embryo's & Bull Semen for sale.
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Black Angus Cattle for Sale.
How much does a Black Angus cost?
Black Angus Beef
The cost of Angus (grain-finished) beef per pound is $4.80, plus approximately $. 60 per pound for processing. An average beef is around 700 lbs. A whole beef (including processing) will cost in the neighborhood of $3780, a half $1890, a quarter around $945.
What is the average cost of an Angus cow?
Cows and calves sold from $2,100 for Charolais cross cows to $2,490/unit for good quality Angus cows with large weaners at the foot. PTIC cows sold from $1,530 to $1,690 while dry cows sold from $820 to $1590/head. Mar 6, 2020
How much does a black cow cost?
How much could cows be worth? Based on $550 annual cow cost, 88 percent calf crop and $180 per hundredweight average price for a 525-pound calf over seven production years, a $2,150 cow/calf pair purchased in the spring of 2014 would have a 10 percent return on investment. May 5, 2014
What is the average weight of a Black Angus cow?
1,150 pounds
The average bull weight is 2,000 pounds. A cow's average weight 1,150 pounds. A red Angus line also exits. The cows have a barrel-like body, stocky legs, and smooth slick coat.
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We breed and raise black angus cattle

On 17 May 1873, George Grant brought four Angus bulls, without any cows, to Victoria, Kansas. These were seen as unusual as the normal American cattle consisted of Shorthorns and Longhorns, and the bulls were used only in crossbreeding. However, the farmers noticed the good qualities of these bulls and afterwards, many more cattle of both sexes were imported.[10]
On 21 November 1883, the American Angus Association was founded in ChicagoIllinois.[11] The first herd book was published on March 1885.[10] At this time both red and black animals were registered without distinction. However, in 1917 the Association barred the registering of red and other coloured animals in an effort to promote a solid black breed.[12]
The Red Angus Association of America was founded in 1954 by breeders of Red Angus cattle. It was formed because the breeders had had their cattle struck off the herd book for not conforming to the changed breed standard regarding colour.[12]
Angus cattle
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"Black Angus" redirects here. For the steakhouse, see Black Angus Steakhouse.
A Black Angus bull
Conservation status least Concern
Other names Aberdeen Angus
Country of origin Scotland
DistributionEurope, Australasia, Southern Africa, North America, South America
  • Male:
    850 kg (1870 lb)
  • Female:
    550 kg (1210 lb)

Skin color black
CoatBlack or Red
Horn status Polled
  • Cattle
  • Bos (primigenius) taurus

The Aberdeen Angus, sometimes simply Angus, is a Scottish breed of small beef cattle. It derives from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in north-eastern Scotland.[1]
The Angus is naturally polled and solid black or red, though the udder may be white. The native color is black, but more recently red colors have emerged.[2] The UK registers both in the same herd book, but in the United States, they are regarded as two separate breeds – Red Angus and Black Angus. Black Angus is the most common breed of beef cattle in the United States, with 332,421 animals registered in 2017[3]. In 2014, the British Cattle Movement Service named Angus the UK's most popular native beef breed and the second most popular beef breed overall.[4]