are raised successfully in a range of climate conditions from the
scarce brush area of Texas to the extreme cold winters of Wisconsin.
Breeders are also realizing the possibilities of raising the Rambouillet
in diverse international environments such as Mexico, India and Canada.
first imported in 1855 into the United States and in 1884 the American
Shropshire Registry was founded. Today the Shropshire breed has continued
to establish itself as a leader in the industry by becoming the first black
faced, slick sheared breed.
indicates that Southdowns were among the animals brought into the
English colonies as early as 1640. Later, documented importations
where made into the United States from 1824 to 1829 from the English
flock of John Ellman.
The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association
was founded September 27, 1951 in Dubois, Idaho. Today's Targhee sheep
are hearty enough to withstand the elements while producing high quality
lamb and wool for market.