Here at Shepherd's Hill Farm animals roam the green pastures- and those green pastures are very important because our cows and sheep are grass-fed. We feed no grain to the cows or the sheep, and we rotate them to fresh pastures daily. Our herd of Jersey Cows produce some wonderful creamy, rich milk, and the Katahdin sheep produce some of the sweetest lamb meat around.
Reproduction is a part of life--therefore, from time to time we have animals for sale. Our Jersey milk cows are bred to our bull FLAG who carries A2/A2 genes which makes the milk more digestible. Our cows are gentle, and good producers and are mostly A2/A2. Many of our cows calve into
their twelfth and fourteenth years.
We raise Katahdin hair sheep that shed their hair instead of growing a wool fleece that needs to be sheared. This allows their energy to go into making meat, instead of making wool. We do not give them any shots. When the grasses are green, the sheep eat plenty of nutrient rich grass. When the grass is brown, we supplement them with coastal hay, alfalfa and sunflower meal. We never expose our animals to herbicides, pesticides, or antibiotics. We never feed any grain. These sheep are not reliant on chemical wormers, but are maintained with minerals.