Sheep Unit

Rollins Sheep Unit


The Berry College sheep flock is composed of predominantly of the Katahdin breed.  This breed of sheep has some distinct advantages over breeds that produce wool that help overcome some of the numerous challenges to maintaining sheep in the Southeastern United States.  These sheep are better able to cope with our climate because they are a hair breed as opposed to a wool breed, so they shed their hair when it gets warm.  The Kathadin is also noted for exceptional parasite resistance.  The flock consists of approximately 60 ewes and is used extensively for teaching and research.  Students can also gain significant experience working at this facility