Northeast Florida Katahdins
HillBilly's Katahdins is a family
owned Katahdin sheep farm located in Northeast Florida. We have a small flock of full blooded Katahdins in Jacksonville.
are members of Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI); our KHSI
farm prefix is HBK. We
have registered rams and full blooded ewes. The pick of this year's Katahdin
ewe lamb crop will be recorded with KHSI.
Our Katahdins are raised on pasture and
they are given lots of love. We firmly believe that all of God's
creatures should be treated with love and kindness and that they
should be raised as naturally as possible. We will only worm our
flock or use antibiotics if absolutely necessary.
175% Lambing Rate
We are very happy with our Katahdins.
They are excellent mothers who lamb easily and have plenty of milk.
Our ewes are averaging 1.75 lambs each, even with our first time
mothers included in the average. Our rams come when they are called
and the ewes and lambs will follow me anywhere (as long as I shake a
bucket of feed).
If you are looking for an agricultural
business to qualify for an Agricultural Exemption in Florida, then
Katahdin sheep may be just what you are looking for. Our Katahdins
have been very easy to care for, unlike the cattle that we used to
Why raise Katahdin Sheep?
- They are easy to care for
- They are not destructive
- They do not have horns
- They are hair sheep and do not
require shearing, as they naturally shed
- They are a meat sheep with a mild
- They grow quickly and average 120
pounds by one year
- They mature quickly and are able to
breed around eight months
- They have low maintenance costs
- They are excellent weed eaters and
often choose weeds over grass
We hope you will visit our Katahdin blog, look at our Katahdin Rams Pedigrees and consider purchasing some of our current Katahdins for sale.
If you would like more information about our Katahdin's, please send us an email using our contact form.
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The HillBilly's Katahdins team