Brought into New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley by the Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, the Navajo-Churro sheep breed is North America's earliest domesticated farm animal.
Once numbering two million, the breed was dissipated by a federally-imposed interbreeding initiative and a government-mandated livestock reduction program. By the 1970s, only 450 Navajo-Churro sheep were left in the United States. The Navajo-Churro sheep's meat is lean with distinctive, sweet lamb flavor.
In addition to excellent meat production, these sheep provide abundant milk and have a highly desirable fleece. The sheep is hardy, living lightly on the land and requiring less water and grass than other breeds.
Bloomfield farmers, Tanya and Matthew are committed to: growing healthy food using organic methods raising happy pastured animals creating a small-scale, diversified farm caring for and managing the land responsibly earning a livelihood from farming, our primary vocation (more...)
bide a wee farm is located in the beautiful Chehalem Valley, about 25 miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. We raise Jacob and Navajo-Churro sheep - both considered 'threatened' livestock breeds by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC). (more...)
We raise registered Navajo Churro Sheep. Our lambs are finished on lucious pasture with hay as a supplement in winter. We do not use hormones or grains. Anitibiotics are used only as medicine when necessary to prevent suffering. We direct market our grassfed Navajo-Churro lamb to individuals and chefs. (more...)
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Agarita Creek Farms is a family farm owned and operated by Beverly and Thomas Carnes, who fled city life to the Texas Hill Country in 2008. (more...)