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                           Anchorage Farm, Saugerties NY,  Registered Romney Sheep 

 

Aug 16 starts thrid roundin paddocks 1 and 2

Our mission  is to do regenerative  agriculture in the Hudson-Catskills region  with Romney sheep — the world’s most important dual-purpose breed.

Our vision is to  build and conserve healthy soils on this  small farm  and to  be the first place in the country to which people look for seedstock Romneys.

“Mother earth never attempts to farm without live stock; she always raises mixed crops; great pains are taken to preserve  the soil and to prevent erosion; the mixed vegetable and animal wastes are converted into humus; there is no waste; the processes of growth and the processes of decay balance one another; ample provision is made to maintain large reserves of fertility; the greatest care is taken to store the rainfall …”  Sir Albert Howard An Agricultural Testament  p. 4

“After the defense of liberty, the greatest patriot is he who fills the most gullies.”  attributed to Thomas Paine

Our goals

  •  true dual-purpose sheep
  •  flock fertility above the  the breed average
  •  uniformity of fleeces within and between animals
  •  improving  the breed from within
  •   balance with  indigenous wildlife
  •  soil health (high organic matter content, minimal to no erosion into waterways)
  •  work safety

Some objectives:

  • wean 1.6 lambs for every ewe exposed
  • sell >500 lbs of fleece/year direct to handspinners or yarn mills
  • have 10%  of  lambs  each year that are  “recessively colored”
  • place high in all  shows we go to
  • flock free of ovine progressive pneumonia and  caseous  lymphadenitis
  • keep  high ethical standards
  • accident-free farm
     

Please browse,  enjoy the slide show and contact Graeme Stewart with any questions  845 399 2379