We brought these girls home from Carol and Paul Wagner’s Hidden Valley Farm and Woolen Mill on Easter Monday. They behaved well on the road trip and settled in easily here. These registered Coopworth yearling ewes are the foundation for my permanent flock – an exciting step for me!
Coopworth is a longwool breed that was developed in New Zealand in the 1950’s by crossing Border Leicester rams with Romney ewes. We wanted a breed that is medium sized, with good quality meat and wool for spinning and fiber arts and Coopworth fits the bill.
We’ll be raising our flock on rotationally grazed pasture and will be able to begin marketing their wool next spring and meat late in 2013.