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Permalink Katahdin Sheep Offer Tobacco Alternative for Virgina County

In Scott County, Virginia, a significant number of tobacco farmers looking for an alternative crop have turned to raising Katahdin hair sheep for their meat, says an article in the the Kingsport Times-News. The Katahdin is an American breed developed in the 1960s that is disease resistant, low maintenance, and produces good meat. The Scott County Hair Sheep Association is one of the largest in the nation, representing a concentration of growers in the area. About two years ago the Katahdin producers in Scott County began working with a local grocery chain to provide locally grown lamb. They now furnish 50 lambs per week to about 30 Food City stores. The retailer has said it would buy more, and offer local lamb at more stores, if it were available from producers.



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