2022 We are participating in the GEMS genetic research project being coordinated by Dr. Ron Lewis, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln.
2020 We expanded our operation to also produce quality White Dorper breeding stock.
2018 brought heavy predator pressure from coyotes. It was more than our donkey and llama could deal with, so we invested in some Livestock Guard Dogs. So far we are very impressed with the attentiveness to duty of Bonnie and Clyde, and their younger pair Jasmine and Chloe. 2020 update: Jasmine is no longer with us, but the other three are worth their weight in gold.
Also in 2018, we purchased a few Dorper ewes and a ram. We will be evaluating this breed in our system to see if we think it's a good fit. 2020 Switching to White Dorper.
In 2016, the APSA received a grant to assist with the cost of development of EBV's for parasite resistance. We are proud to be participants in this opportunity to join with other flocks to enhance the numbers we've been working on for a few years.