Katahdin are an improved breed of hair sheep, the first hair breed to meet North American industry standards for carcass quality. They are hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that is naturally tolerant of climatic extremes and is ideal for pasture lambing and grass/foragebased management systems. They are medium-sized and efficient, bred for utility and for production in a variety of management systems. Ewes have exceptional mothering ability and lamb easily; lambs are born vigorous and alert. They do not produce a fleece and therefore do not require shearing. One of the most outstanding characteristics of the Katahdin is its natural resistance to internal parasites. The Katahdin is one of the most popular breeds of registered sheep in the U.S.

Website: Katahdin Hair Sheep International

NSIP Breed Coordinators

James Morgan

email: James Morgan PhD
18235 Wildlife Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72701
phone: 479-236-9569

Tom Hodgman

Waldoview Farm
235 Goshen Rd.

Winterport, ME 04496
phone: 207-233-5542
email: Tom Hodgman

INSTRUCTIONS: If you put cursor over a pin and click the breeders information will appear. On some of the breeders maps the pins are so close together on the zoomed out map that you can not see all the pins marking individual breeders. For those situations I recommend clicking on the blue words below the map to see a larger version that also shows the list of breeders in alphabetical order along the side.

View Katahdin Breeders- enrolled in a larger map

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National Sheep Improvement Program
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