Friday, July 22, 2011

Karras Farm Introduction - East Friesian Sheep Breeding

Thank you for visiting the Karras Farm blog.

I'm Andy Karras the owner, operator and animal lover.

Karras Farm originated in Greece in the late 1800's by my great grandfather.At that time the main focus was to produce the highest quality line of East Friesian Sheep in the world. Only breeding the very best genetically pure sheep for superior blood line, milk production, wool and meat.

Three generations later this same focus on the perfect East Friesian Sheep bloodline has made its way to the United States. Karras Farm is located in South Carolina. We take the upmost pride in providing our customers a superior product.


  1. These are outstanding sheep! You can be very proud of your herd. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Deworming is a must right now!! We deworm with Ivermectin Injectable, we wait 14 days a follow up with Valbazon oral Dewormer. It is very important that you do this to have healthy Ewes and multiple births.

  3. Andy: Your sheep are huge! They look great...congratulations on the twins...come visit us at Twiddle Dee Farm.

  4. It is soooooo awesome for my family and I to get to enjoy dairy foods again. Amy was originaly concerned about a "goaty" flavor but she was pleasantly surprised how sweet and delicious the milk was!!!!

    Thank you so much for all the help you have given me to make this happen. We are churning butter this morning for the first time. So exciting!

    Thanks, Andy - The Ledbetter Family

  5. Andy,

    I just want to let you know how much we have enjoyed the two bred East Friesian sheep we purchased from Karras Farm last fall. They lambed out this spring with three very healthy lambs between the two of them. Their lambing needed no assistance and the lambs were trying to get to their feet in what seemed like minutes after being born. Being one year old and first time bred we were not sure what to expect but, I must say, we were very pleased. First, one sheep had two large lambs and second was the size of their udders for a first time pregnancy. They were what I would have expected after a second pregnancy.

    Your skill at selectively breeding these animals, without any artificial growth hormones or cross breeding, and achieving such a superior genetics stands out in every aspect of the animal.

    We look forward to future purchases of East Friesian sheep from Karras Farm.

    Jim Lowe - Six of One Farm - Flowery Branch, Ga.


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