The Northcoast Sheep Farm will use the Cornell STAR© accelerated lambing system to maximize production of market lambs on a continuous year-round basis. This even supply of high quality lambs should allow for improved market development and enhanced prices for lambs demanded by discriminating consumers.
The farm will have a maternal ewe flock that will breed any time of the year and produce mostly twins at each lambing. There will always be three groups of sheep within the flock: 1)Breeding and pregnant ewes and the rams; 2) Lambing and/or lactating ewes and their lambs; and 3) Growing lambs – both market lambs and the replacement ewe lambs.
In addition to producing market lambs year round, the facility will produce educational opportunities for students to learn about livestock management.
Northcoast Lamb Co-Op
The Northcoast Lamb Co-Op works with urban and rural farmers to not only distribute and market lamb at a profit, but to assist members in producing the required high quality, consistent lamb demanded by a discriminating marketplace. The Co-op conducts carcass ultrasound of lamb crops for acceptance and placement. Our goal is better meat quality and marketing, leading to increased profitability and competitiveness for Ohio regional producers.
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