Selected from a long list of potential sires, Norton was brought to Waldoview Farm from the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Station in Arkansas. The Dale Bumpers Station is a well-known USDA ARS facility that has focused on developing parasite resistance in Katahdin Sheep. Norton is arguably the most parasite resistant Katahdin ram in New England possibly the most resistant ram of any breed in our corner of the Northeast. But that’s not all. Norton is especially well suited to grass-fed lamb production with solid growth, and exceptional Maternal milk production and lamb survival yet with low prolificacy. His daughters should be twinners and outstanding mothers. We expect his first lambs to be born on pasture in late May.