Royal White® Sheep Association Official Site
Genuine Hair Sheep
The first new breed of sheep developed in the USA in over 25 years. http://ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/sheep/royalwhite
Royals are super fast growing lambs, with high survival rates.Cattle operators, dairies, goat producers, hog operators seeking to diversify, baby boomers, those looking for a hobby and some extra income, existing commercial sheep producers looking to improve their flocks in terms of less expense, less labor with more production. Ethnic buyers desire this lamb due to it's leanness and high carcass yields with low fat. The demand for high quality pure hair lambs is and has been high, these sheep possess high performance bundled traits, sorry, we don't allow upgrading from other sheep breeds for registration purposes, we see no need to dilute the traits or infuse unwanted traits in these high performance highly adaptable pure hair sheep. They ship well with low stress.
Spring is a good time to use Sulmet (gallon) to help prevent coccidosis in youe sheep from rains making moist conditions on the ground. Use it in their drinking water periodically.
Make sure your pregnant ewes receive iodine during gestation periods, iodine salt or in minerals or feed. Also selenium if located in selenium deficient soil areas, mainly in the Northeast. Put a vitamin package in your feed, tubs etc, for growing lambs. Allow your lactating ewes with lambs to have access to energy, I used hard cook tubs 125# with protein, molasses and a vitamin package. Hard cooked only. You may want to place vertically versus flat on the ground, thus lambs can't jump in and mess up. Make sure you tighten down the container well with straps when placed vertically as the lambs can get killed if it drops down on them. Attach it to a fence post. Keep that tub clean on the top. Make sure they have adequate roughage and water available when they consume these tubs. Verify the tubs don't contain more than 20% PPM of copper in the material. Keep your heavy bred ewes moving versus laying around too often as they need to develop those lambing muscles, reduces chances of prolapses and bloat.
Royal White® lambs above, note the pure white pristine hair coat.
Royal White® Certified Tags for Type A (normal tail) Orange Colored with specific ID number