2018-2019 Sheep Breeding and Management Goals

Our goal is to monitor and maintain two different lines of sheep based on the lineage of two different rams.  We will use Bellwether Winston #515 to continue and enhance the WINSTON line.  We have replaced Leonardo with a new young ram, Knoll Acres Ivan #1601 to begin the IVAN line.

Due to the size of our facilities, we limit the number of breeding ewes that we try to carry each year.  We have found that an optimal number of ewes ranges between 8-10 with the ewes divided between the two breeding lines.

In October of 2017, we did some testing on our flock and took blood samples from our breeding stock.  Testing for the presence of OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) was negative for each sheep.  We also tested for Scrapie Susceptibility via Codon 171.  Based on that testing most of our breeding ewes were QQ (highly susceptible), however we have not seen any evidence of Scrapie in our flock.  As noted below, Winston’s 131 codon is RR (resistant to scrapie).  Consequently his son’s and daughters all tested QR (moderately susceptible).

Knoll Acres Rams

WINSTON Line

Winston

Sire: Bellwether Winston, DOB: July 14, 2013.  Registry Number: BWF07133387BB.  Tag #515

 Winston’s Parentage:  Sire: Bellwether Levi, BWF04081400BB; Dam: Bellwether Uganda, BWF09102118BB

Winston’s Pedigree

Recent (Oct 2017) testing for OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) showed Winston was negative based on ELISA serum test; testing done by HRAHL (Regional Animal Health Laboratory, Virginia Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services).  Based on Codon 171 (Scrapie Susceptibility), Winston has the RR (resistant) codon.  The codon testing was done by GenAlysis Laboratory.


IVAN Line

Ivan as a young ram lamb (June 2016)

Sire: Knoll Acres Ivan, DOB: March 2, 2016.   Registry Number: KAS03164700BBx  Tag #1601, Scrapies # VA-79131 0251

Ivan’s Parentage: Sire: #1051 WVI-1; Dam: Knoll Acres Isabella, KAS05133393BB.

Ivan’s Pedigree

Recent (Oct 2017) testing for OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) showed Ivan was negative based on ELISA serum test; testing done by HRAHL (Regional Animal Health Laboratory, Virginia Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services).  Based on Codon 171 (Scrapie Susceptibility), Ivan has the QQ (highly susceptible) codon.  The codon testing was done by GenAlysis Laboratory.  We have not seen any evidence of the presence of scrapie in our flock.


Knoll Acres Ewes


Bellwether Clara

Registry Number: BWF03091711BB, Tag #0309320  PEDIGREE  Registered PROGENY

DOB: March 22, 2009; SIre: Teddy #BWF0302605P; Dam: Ginny #BWF0103741

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2010 Single ram lamb
  • 2011 Twins: ram and ewe lambs
  • 2012 Twins: ram and ewe lambs
  • 2013 Twins: ewe lambs
  • 2014 Single ram lamb
  • 2015 Twins: ram lambs
  • 2016 Twins: ram and ewe lambs
  • 2017 Twins: ram & ewe lambs
  • 2018: Twins: ram & ewe lambs (Sire: Winston)

Bellwether Lily

Registry Number: BWF02091663BB, Tag #0209280  PEDIGREE  Registered PROGENY

DOB: February 1, 2009;

Sire: Teddy #BWF0302605P; Dam: Tallulah #BWF1004837

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2010 Single ram lamb (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2011 Twins: ewe lambs (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2012 Twins: ram and ewe lambs (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2013 Twins: ewe lambs (one dead) (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2014 Twins: ram and ewe lambs (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2015 Twins: ram and ewe lambs (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2016 Twins: ram and ewe lambs (Sire: Leonardo)
  • 2017 Twins: ram lambs (Sire: Winston)
  • 2018: Single ewe lamb (Sire: Ivan)


Knoll Acres Helen

Registry Number: KAS01122691BB, Tag # 63 / 0122

DOB: January 19, 2012; Sire: Bellwether Leonardo #BWF03091727BB; Dam: Knoll Acres Candy #KAS02112366BB

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2013 Single ewe lamb
  • 2014 Single ewe lamb
  • 2015 Twins: ram & ewe lambs
  • 2016 Twins: ewe lambs
  • 2017 Twins: ewe lambs
  • 2018  Twins: ram & ewe lambs (Sire: Ivan)

 

Knoll Acres  Ms. T.

Registry Number: KAS02143666BB, Tag # 251 / 0219

DOB: February 21, 2014;

Sire: Knoll Acres Melvin #KAS04133396BB; Dam: Knoll Acres Helen #KAS01122691BB

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2015 Single ram lamb
  • 2016 Twins: ewe lambs
  • 2017 Twins: ram lambs
  •        2018 Single: ram lamb (Sire: Winston)

 

 

 


Knoll Acres Ivy

Registry Number: KAS03164702BBx, Tag # 1603 / 0253

DOB: March 2, 2016;

Sire: #1051 WVI-1; Dam: Knoll Acres Isabella, KAS05133393BB  (Birth from AI)

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2017 Twins: ewe lambs
  •        2018 Twins: ewe/ram lambs (Sire: Winston)

 

 

 

 


Knoll Acres Cara

Registry Number: KAS05164709BB;

Tag # 1610 / 0239

DOB: May 5, 2016,

Sire: Bellwether Leonardo #BWF03091727BB;

Dam: Bellwether Clara #BWF03091711BB

OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia) testing: negative

Codon 171 testing for Scrapie Susceptibility: QQ

Lambing Record

  • 2017 Single ram lamb
  • 2018 Twins: ram/ewe lambs (Sire: Ivan)

 


Knoll Acres Cindy

Registry Number: KAS03175156BB

Tag Number: 1701 / 0306  Pedigree

Date of Birth: March 28, 2017

Number in Birth: Twin

Lambing Record

  • 2018 Single: ram lamb

 


Knoll Acres Ingrid

Registry Number: KAS03175162BB

Tag Number: 1707 / 0316  Pedigree

Date of Birth: March 28, 2017

Number in Birth: Twin

Lambing Record

  • 2018 Single: Ewe lamb

 


Knoll Acres Ivana (EarTag/ScrapieTag) 1801 / 0320  

Winston Line [Not Currently Available]

Twin; DOB 4/25/18

Genetics: Codons 136/171 AA/QR

BBSAI Registration # KAS04185608BB

Pedigree


Knoll Acres Cacy (EarTag/ScrapieTag) 1806 / 0328 

Winston Line [Not Currently Available]

Twin; DOB 5/5/18

Genetics: Codons 136/171 AA/QR

BBSAI Registration # KAS05185614BB

Pedigree


2018 Planned Matings

 Ewes with Ram: Beginning October 15, 2018; Ending February 31, 2019

Ewe Lambs with Ram: Beginning January 1, 2019; Ending February 31, 2019

Winston Line

Clara & Winston (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

Ivy & Winston (Expose Oct  2019 – February 2019)

Ingrid & Winston (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

       Cindy & Winston (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

Ivana & Winston (Expose Jan 2019 – February 2019)

Cacy & Winston (Expose Jan 2019 – February 2019)

Ivan Line

Lily & Ivan (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

Helen & Ivan (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

Cara & Ivan (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)

        Ms T & Ivan (Expose Oct 2019 – February 2019)