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Katahdin Breeders

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Sheep' started by WolfeMomma, Aug 9, 2018 at 7:23 AM.

  1. Aug 9, 2018 at 7:23 AM
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    Can anyone recommend some good Katahdin breeders in the north East ? Would like to get some Show quality Ewes at some point and I don't even know where to start looking. :idunno
     
  2. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:03 AM
    Mike CHS

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    I don't personally know any but I'm guessing you looked at the KHSI website?

    Everyone that I know is in the south.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2018 at 3:17 PM
    WolfeMomma

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    @Mike CHS yes I have checked, there are quite a few, im just not sure who is "good" and who isn't? Ill just have to start researching.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Do you use Facebook? There are some decent forums with a good mix of people - Katahdin Sheep Breeders is one and Katahdin Sheep Producers is another. What I would do is browse those for a bit and it's pretty easy to see who are the good guys and you can check them out without really contacting them. I have one contact that is one of the bigger breeders that I know and will see if he knows anyone in your area. It would cost more but a lot of the breeders ship their animals.

    We network a couple of Associations and it seems those that have been doing it quite awhile know folks from all over.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    Im not opposed to shipping depending on cost, I know in the horse world shipping can get a bit crazy. I know there is one breeder near me that shows and I have seen them do quite well at the shows, but I would like to look at others as well. Im just trying to put together a good group of quality Ewes together , its hard when your not super familiar with the industry. Thanks for the help ! much appreciated :)