White Dorper Sheep
Biltmore’s sheep flock originated from 29 Dorset ewes purchased in the late 1990s. Over the past 20 years, we have shifted the foundation of our ewe flock to purebred White Dorper sheep. In the spring of 2020, we began incorporating genetics from top Katahdin rams in the southeast to our White Dorper ewe flock for increased meat quality and parasite resistance.
Our Method of Management
We manage our sheep herd with a comprehensive parasite management plan, culling of lower performing individuals based on percent of body weight weaned and overall lambing rate, and a strong focus on animal welfare. Our proactive management efforts have resulted in hardy and genetically superior animals that would benefit any program.
White Dorpers are a breed known for the high quality of their meat products. Our careful breeding program has created lamb that is incredibly fresh, tender, and full of flavor. With product quality being the cornerstone of our program, we believe we have developed a productive ewe flock that consistently delivers the level of performance as well as the type of dining experience anyone would strive for. For recipes inspired by Biltmore chefs using our meat products, see our recipes online.