Over 30 years ago, Geof Ruppert chose Corriedale when he got serious about sheep farming. Today he raises merino as well as Corriedale on his 200-acre farm on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border. In our conversation with him, he talks about the joys and challenges of raising sheep— the need to get the best rams possible (sometimes you need to go to Australia), the delight of the first lambs of the season, the vigilance needed to protect sheep against disease, and the wool market and his slow pivot these days toward merino sheep.
Wonderful interview… very informative. As a knitter, I always enjoy learning more about the sheep and the type of yarn they produce. Thank you for providing this.
Barbara Lankler April 19, 2022