Transportation available to Sedalia, MO

Transportation is available to Sedalia, MO in late June (Midwest Stud Ram Sale).

Buyers will need to arrange transport from Sedalia to the final destination (we may be able to assist).

Please contact me early to secure transport as space is limited.

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Ewe Lamb Deposits

I am currently taking deposits on ewe lambs. If you did not receive an email from me, please email me at

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2013 Ram list is available

The new ram sales list is available. The list includes:

* 2-yr old UK-sired rams
* Yearling rams (some fall-born)
* Fall-born ram lambs

If you would like to receive this list and didn’t already receive an email from me, please contact me at

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2013 Sales List

Another year is upon us, as is another generation of sheep. We are in the process of putting together the 2013 sales list. So far here’s how it’s shaping up:

We will have a handful of fall 2012 ewe lambs (born Nov. 2012) available later this spring.

We are also expecting a large crop of lambs in Feb. 2013. We expect to have a significant number of weaned ewe lambs available from this group after weaning (late May/early June).

We have a few 2-year old UK-sired rams available (born Mar 2011). The border between the US and England is currently closed, so we don’t know what the future may bring for further importation.

We also have some yearling fall-born rams (born Nov. 2011) for sale.

We will have yearling rams (born Feb 2012) as well as a few fall-born ram lambs (born Nov. 2012) available later this spring.

The older rams (UK-sired rams and fall yearlings) are available now. I will take deposits on them at this time.

The rest will be available later this spring after more data is collected on them.

We are able and willing to move rams between now and about Feb. 10. At that point we start lambing and we will not have any sheep movement until lambing is completed (4-5 weeks later).

We would be happy to put you on the notification list for either or both lists when they’re available, or take deposits on the older rams. Contact us with that information or any questions you may have.

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Dorset Rams For Sale

We have a nice selection of UK-sired yearling rams and fall-born ram lambs out of our own sires.

All of these rams have been raised on an all-forage diet, and have never seen grain in their lives. We raise our sheep extensively, culling hard for those that don’t fare well in our system.

Production-oriented, performance tested. Lambplan EBVs available on all.

We were the first to import Poll Dorset genetics from England in over 50 years. This is our second offering of F1 offspring from this AI project. We have been very impressed with the performance and phenotype of these sheep.

For those who are not aware, the border recently closed to importation of semen from Europe. I plan on importing more semen in the future if it’s possible, but the timeline is unknown until we see what happens with the importation regulations.

I have transportation available to OK (or points in between here and there along the route) via Russ Edgar sometime in mid-June (tentative date).

I can also get rams transported to Sedalia, MO in late June (during the Midwest Stud Ram Sale). Buyers would be responsible to find transportation from Sedalia to their final destination.

For more information on our flock, visit

Contact me directly at the information below for more information and an individual list.

Kathy Soder

K Bar K Farm
Ken, Kathy and Nathan Soder
Production-oriented, Performance-tested© Polled Dorset Sheep
First to import Poll Dorset genetics from England in 50 years!
Petersburg, PA USA
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Ewe Lambs

We are now taking deposits on ewe lambs to be picked up in May/June after weaning (mostly Feb/Mar 2012 ewe lambs with a small group of Oct/Nov 2011 ewe lambs). If you did not receive an email from us today, but are interested in ewe lambs, please contact us.

This will be our only offering of ewes until the next lamb crop (planned in fall 2012).

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2012 Sales Lists Update

We’re starting to get a number of inquiries regarding our 2012 breeding stock sales list. We had a nice fall 2011 lambing, and are expecting another batch of lambs starting around Feb. 14, 2012.

Rams- I will be offering UK-sired (AI) yearling rams (born Mar. 2011) in April/May 2012. Early demand seems to be strong for these rams.

Ewe lambs- We will have a ewe lamb sales list available in May/June, after the Feb. lambs are weaned and the EBVs are back. There will also be a few fall 2011 ewe lambs in this offering.

Mature ewes- We do not plan on having any mature/exposed/bred ewes available in 2012.

If you’d like to be put on either or both notification lists, contact us.

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