Sheep have been a big part of our lives for many years. Andrelei was born and raised on a commercial sheep farm a few miles south of Fort Macleod, and at the age of 15 years Bert found himself a job on the farm, as well. We married in the year 2002 and moved a home onto the farm. We soon found that sheep were our great interest, and with a little push from Andrelei’s dad we bought a flock of purebred Suffolks in 2009 and joined into the Pound Maker Ram sale in 2010. In 2012 we bought the farm from Andrelei’s parents along with the commercial flock that Bert had been managing there.
We have been using Suffolk rams for years in the commercial flock, producing a good quality, well -structured lamb for the direct marketing business that Andrelei’s parents run. From experience, we know what the consumers want, and we feel that the Suffolks do just that.
In 2014 we also purchased a few Charollais ewes. Charollais’ will also bring that good muscled, well-structured carcass to the market.
In the Fall of 2018 our children took the opportunity of taking over Warren and Norine’s Rambouillet flock. We hope we can continue to provide you with the same quality rams that they previously have raised.
Because our flock of Suffolk, Charollais, and Rambouillet ewes is run alongside our commercial flock, as well as a dairy, we do not have the time to baby our rams. They are fed a variety of feeds from grass hays to barley silage to pasture, making them accustomed to different feeds. Our rams are hardy and ready to stand up for themselves. Only the best rams will be consigned at the Pound Maker Ram sale, the rest are culled out over the time leading up to the sale and are used in our meat market.
Together with our 4 children, Brayden, Cole, Dustin, and Brooke, we enjoy life on Rocky Roots Farm and we work hard to bring you good quality yearling rams.