As is often said, your ram is half the flock. No single animal is more important to the direction of your breeding program. Here, we profile several Proven Stud Rams that show the progress towards breed improvement that we feel so strongly about. Many of these past sires were strong at one or two traits and were used in complementary matings creating lambs that exhibited the strengths of both sire and dam. Looking at their data today, especially for some of the oldest rams, their contribution would seem insignificant, but among their peers, at the time, we felt they would improve our flocks. Many of these rams are no longer with us, but their genetics have strongly influenced the direction of both flocks. We also provide insight to several Promising Young Rams that have not yet been used significantly at either farm. Consequently, the relative value of their daughters is not fully known. We have high hopes for them and believe these will make lasting contributions to improvement of not only our flocks, but the Katahdin breed overall.