We have a commercial hair sheep flock of Katadihn/Dorper cross ewes we breed for a lamb crop. These lambs are raised for two different purposes. The first group is grown to market weight and harvested as a part of meat program. The second group of lambs are our replacement ewe lambs that will join the breeding flock and raise the next generation of market lambs.
Our ewes (mama sheep) graze pasture when there is grass available and eat hay when fresh grass isn't available. Market lambs that are apart of our meat program eat grass until they are close to market weight and finish growing on a mixed grain and hay diet. This adds extra flavor and finish to the meat.