If we produce a large lamb crop this year, we might have to supplement pastures with hay. If lamb prices go down, then we might have a loss.
Instead of producing more lambs this spring, we are opting for having a small number of lambs available for market year-round.Unlike some sheep breeds, Katahdins can be bred year-round. This year, we bred some ewes for spring lambing, and we'll breed some for fall. This will give us lambs to butcher year-round. While it may not produce the greatest profits, it won't mean great losses if the market crashes. More importantly, it meets our goals of providing humanely-raised meat and being kind to the land.