These lambs born between 22 March and 5 April from our yearlings are for sale. They are out of our Richard Ehrhardt ram that is about 46% Dorset, 33% Finn, 19% Ile de France, with a hint of Rambouillet. About 28% of Finn genetics and 38% of Dorset genetics originate from Cornell. They would make great foundation or replacement breeding stock. Our flock is free of footrot, OPP, and soremouth. We haven’t seen a case of CLA in the past year. Johne’s Disease hasn’t been seen in our flock in years (there is no effective way to prove we don’t have it). Price is $200 each at the Cornell Teaching Barn. If interested, please send a message to



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Michael L. Thonney, Professor
Director, Cornell Sheep Program and Graduate Field of Animal Science
114 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801

Dan L. Brown, Associate Professor
Nutritional Toxicologist
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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801

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Goat Specialist
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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801 

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801

Major revision: October 2015
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