Welcome to Katahdin Hair Sheep International

Katahdin Sheep work very well in a variety of production situations as a low-maintenance, easy care sheep. Katahdins have generated a great deal of interest from all parts of North America. We have members from Mexico to Northern Canada and have exported to Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Chile, and Central America. Katahdin hair sheep provide a practical option to producers who are primarily interested in raising a meat animal, with great lamb vigor, mothering ability and do not want to shear or are no longer able to find shearers.

In a recent presentation, Dr Dave Notter of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (a top Animal Science Geneticist in the USA), said –  the backbone of America’s future commercial flock will be a ewe with parasite resistance, low maintenance costs, high fertility/prolificacy, good mothering ability, and one that produces either no wool at all or the highest quality wool.

Notice: Email Phishing Activity July 2018

In the last several weeks, some KHSI members have received some emails which look like they are coming from the KHSI domain (katahdins.org) or from KHSI Operations. These emails suspiciously ask for the recipient to click on links and provide personal information. These are phishing attacks, likely originating from a virus installed on a member’s computer, where some KSHI member email addresses could be found. Please know that KHSI would never email to ask you for personal information (beyond what you provide for your membership listing). The membership renewal cycle happens in the fall (November) and at that time, you are only asked to review your flock information which appears on the membership list on the KHSI website. Updates to your listing are requested to be sent via email or paper redlines to KHSI Operations, not by logging into a website form. If you receive suspicious emails that look like they are coming from KHSI, be sure to double-check the “from” email address, and hover over any links to assess whether they are taking you to an unknown website. You can also report any suspected phishing attacks to KHSI Operations and also your Internet Service Provider.


Katahdin Hair Sheep International   |   PO Box 778, Fayetteville, AR 72702  |  Phone: (479) 444-8441