At the farm, we raise Katahdin sheep for meat purposes.
The Katahdin is a breed of domestic sheep developed in Maine, USA and named after Mount Katahdin - the highest peak in Maine.
The Katahdin sheep breed is raised strictly for its meat not wool.
Not only does the Katahdin provide superb, restaurant quality, lamb meat, they are docile and easy to handle and have a strong flocking instinct.
The Katahdin lamb meat is very mild compared to the traditional taste of the wooled sheep breeds. This balanced and mild flavor is due in part to less lanolin or wool fat. This breed is heavily muscled, relatively lean and very mild-flavored. The meat may be readily substituted in most beef or pork recipes.
The Katahdin sheds its winter coat, and so does not have to be sheared! Lucky us!
Their hair can come in any color.