Dorset rams and ewes for sale. We raise true Dorset sheep with the characteristics Dorset sheep were designed for- out of season breeding, acclerated lambing, outstanding maternal qualities balanced with carcass traits.  Contact us for current breeding stock available, including rams and ewes.

Certified flock in SFCP

K Bar K Farm Dorset rams and ewes for sale. We raise true Dorset sheep with the characteristics Dorset sheep were designed for- out of season breeding, acclerated lambing, outstanding maternal qualities balanced with carcass traits.  Contact us for current breeding stock available, including rams and ewes

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Registered Polled Dorset Sheep
Ken and Kathy Soder
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K Bar K Farm is a breeder of registered, production oriented Polled Dorset sheep (also often referred to as traditional, foundation, or old style) that strives to produce high-quality Dorset rams and ewes that maintain the breed characteristics of the true Dorset. Our emphases include out of season breeding, acceleration,  mothering and milking ability, prolificacy, and carcass/muscling traits (we ultrasound for loin eye depth and back fat). We raise our flock in a low input, forage-based system. We utilize estimated breeding values (EBV) through Lambplan. Contact us for your production-oriented Dorset breeding stock needs.  

                   

 

Update: Feb 20, 2011

Keep up to date with our new blog http://kbarkfarm.wordpress.com/   

 

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Update: Dec 28, 2010

        Preg Check Complete

Today we preg checked the 111 ewes that were AI'd with imported UK genetics. 83 of the ewes were confirmed pregnant (75% conception rate!), so we hope to have a nice lamb crop hitting the ground in mid-March.

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Update: Nov 22, 2010

        We are sold out of breeding stock for the year. 

We will have yearling rams available in spring 2011. Contact me to be put on a notification list. I will also have UK-sired stock available later in 2011. Contact me to be put on that list. I may have some adult ewes available in 2011, a rarity for us as I don't often sell mature ewes. If we have good conception on the AI, I will be moving some mature ewes out of the flock to make room for the new genetics.

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Update: Oct 19, 2010

        AI with imported UK Genetics Completed Oct. 19, 2010

Today we AI'd 111 ewes with the imported UK genetics, including one ram we used previously, and new unrelated ram from the same UK flock. If all goes well, we should have lambs on the ground in mid-March.

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Update: March 2010

Imported UK Genetics Rate Top Signet Rankings

The UK genetics we are currently importing (for Fall 2010 AI) is from the UK Top Recorded Poll Dorset Stock Sire. He is the only multiple birth in the top 5 in the list, and nearly 30 points clear of number 2 for terminal index and 15 points for maternal index.
The UK flock average is 120% above the breed average for terminal index and 110% on maternal index.

We are excited to be able to import these genetics!

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Update: November 2009

Additional UK Genetics to be Imported

We are currently importing semen from another outstanding sire in the Blackdown flock of England. We intend to use this semen, as well as the remaining semen we still have, in Fall 2010. If all goes well, we should have some of these F1 crosses available in 2011. Contact us for more information.  

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Update: May 2009

Recipient of the 2008 CDC Polled Dorset Excellence Award

     K Bar K is pleased and honored to be the recipient of the first CDC Polled Dorset Excellence Award. Click HERE for the article in the Dorset Connection. 

 

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Update: January 2009

     We obtained Certified status in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification program.

 

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Update: December 2008

        First to import Dorset semen from England in 50 years! 

     K Bar K Farm imported Dorset semen from England from the Blackdown Flock (Great Garlandhayes Farm, UK). We are excited to bring these genetics into our flock. The Blackdown Flock is one of the top indexing flocks in the Centurion Sire Reference Scheme (the UK genetic evaluation program) and is also one of the most genetically linked flocks in the country. Kathy visited this flock and was impressed with the quality of animals and the breeding program. The first lamb crop (F1) was born March 2008. These genetics are showing outstanding maternal qualities.

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K Bar K farm raises foundation style/traditional/production oriented Dorset sheep, including Dorset rams and Dorset ewes. Raised on a forage based system, selected for true Dorset characteristics. Contact us for a listing of sheep for sale.  

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The farm is owned by Ken, Kathy and Nathan Soder. We are located in picturesque southcentral Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles southwest of State College (home of Penn State).  Please take a virtual tour of our farm, and feel free to contact us with any questions, requests for purebred stock, freezer lambs, or just to 'talk Dorset'!

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Dorset ewes with fall lambs on pasture.  Production/traditional/foundation Dorset rams and Dorset ewes raised on a forage based system, selected for low input. Ready to go to work for you. Contact K Bar K Farm for more information and a listing of Dorset sheep for sale.

 

Fall lambs on pasture 

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