We keep a lovely flock of heritage breed, registered Jacob sheep for fiber and annual sale of spring lambs. Marsh Mallo Farm selects primarily for fleece quality and we regularly receive complements on our flock’s fiber character. Rams must have excellent horn set in addition to exceptional fleece to be used in our program.
Our flock keeps on rotational pasture throughout the growing season and overwinters on high-quality, untreated hay from our fields. Jacobs grow well on very little grain, though conventional grain is provided to lambing ewes and growing lambs. Lambs sold for meat are raised on pasture and remain with their mother until weaning.
Jacob fleeces are sought after by hand spinners and those interested in natural color. They are light and open, weighing between 3 & 6 pounds with a staple length of 4 to 7 inches. The wool can be spun into a beautiful spectrum from white through gray/lilac to black. Jacob sheep are an ancient breed that probably originated in Syria some 3000 years ago.
Yearling ewes, weanling ewes, and wethers are available for sale each year beginning in July. Please contact us for more info or to make reservations.