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In late 2012, our family purchased a small group of commercial White Dorper ewes. This was not long after the dispersal of our families’ long tradition of Kelly Meat Goats. We were still living on the ranch in Ranger, Texas at this time. When the goats dispersed there was an obvious hole in our lives that needed to be filled with some type of livestock, fast. We all agreed at that time we would build a commercial flock of hair sheep to utilize the ranch pasture land we had. That plan lasted a whole week, maybe. We immediately started talking about how we could make them better. Not long after that we went to watch our first market hair sheep wether class at the State Fair of Texas. We were instantly “hooked.” Since that time, we have been compiling the best Dorper genetics across the United States that will give us the foundation we need to produce the best hair sheep we possibly can.

Our goal is very simple. We will strive to raise hair sheep that maintain the breed characteristics that caught our attention from the beginning. This breed of sheep has tremendous muscle, natural width and rib shape. Our plan is to continue making efforts to not only improve on these natural aspects but to gradually add things that we feel will make them excel in the show ring. Without taking away the fact that they must be able to maintain their hardiness and fleshing ability that the Dorper breed excels at. Dorpers have recently been added to the Texas majors and the TJLA point system. Also, the females can compete for large Scholarships through San Antonio and the San Angelo futurity. There is no doubt that the foundation is in place for this breed to make a major impact in popularity for the future.

Kelly Hair Sheep is now located on Highway 281 in Lipan, Texas. The location and the species of livestock that we are raising have changed. However, there are things that have not. We will continue to make our best effort to produce quality livestock for our customers. We promise to out work the competition, provide unmatched customer service and consistently deliver quality that will excel in the show ring and breeding pens.

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