We have a flock of approximately 200 ewes to supply fresh, year round premium lean, grain-fed lamb to consumers.
We have a returning customer base that appreciates the care and concern we take in creating the best tasting lamb possible
without the use of hormones or antibiotics. We take pride in meeting our discerning customer demands and are always
open to improvement suggestions.
Due to customer demand for mild flavoured meat and to ensure tenderness, we do
not pasture our lambs. This way, they gain quickly on a grain diet, without the risk of parasites and predation and
are young, therefore very tender.
Our newborn lambs are offered a free-choice textured
grain mix prepared daily on the farm. It consists of barley, oats, corn and roasted soybeans. We have consulted
with OMAFRA to design this palatable natural grain mix and ensure it meets all their needs in addition to the milk they get
from their dams.
The heavy lambs for the freezer are finished on whole barley and oats to prevent surplus
fat cover. Nobody wants to pay premium meat price for uneccesary fat deposits.
We also provide
Registered Breeding Stock to other sheep producers.
We keep very detailed flock records.
Every lamb is tagged at birth prior to removal from the claiming pen to ensure an accurate ID. We only use single-sire
mating to ensure tracking of lineages and recording of accurate data. All Breeding Stock prospects are double tagged
at birth to prevent misinformation due to loss of tags. We register using the Double Tagging system using Combo RFID/CSIP
tags as per national standards so our sheep are eligible to be sold across all of Canada as well as for exports. We
find them to be very readable and loss of tags are almost non-existent when applied correctly.
offer Registered and Purebred (unregistered) Romanovs (RV), Registered Ile de France (IDF) & ocassionally IDF x RV lambs.
have diverse bloodlines and doing our utmost to prevent/reduce any inbreeding. We successfully lobbied CLRC to
have an inbreeding calculator made available to all Registered breeders to aid in reducing inbreeding in purbred flocks.
have never had an incidence of Scrapie, nor a suspected case in the 20+ years we have been sheep farming.
2011 we began doing annual "whole flock" MV Tests to eliminate any MV in the flock. In 2013 we received
"MV Test-Negative Status" and will continue annual testing to confirm.
The flock is closed, with
no new purchases to be made unless from similar or higher flock status to prevent any possible disease transmission to our
As of 2012 we were using BioFlock for Genetic Evaluations.
we plan to join the Genovis Genetic Evaluation program.