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Doty Club Lambs

We caught up with the breeder of the Reserve Champion Wether Dam at the 2023 Missouri State Fair. We invite you to read our candid interview with Doty Club Lambs below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”

What’s the pedigree of your champion?
She is a Swipe Right x Banana Boat. Swipe Right was the High Selling Ram from Rule Sheep Company in the Spring of 2022. We own him with Rule Colorado, Kendrick Livestock and Rule Sheep Company. He is a Mr. Majestic x Colussion x OCD.  Her dam was also the mother of the 2019 Reserve Supreme Wether Dam at the MO State Fair for Baylie Busby and in 2020 the Champion Hampshire Ewe at the Nebraska State Fair for Layne Miller.

What makes your operation run smoothly?
We are a family run business. We are a team that works together. Smoothly is kind of a funny statement. We may not run as smooth as possibly all the time, but we are always doing it together.

How many head do you run?
We have around 400 head of ewes and multiple rams in our operation.

Do you have another job besides raising sheep? If so, what’s your occupation?
Philip is full time at the house raising sheep as well as helping with his family farm. Randa works for MU Extension as a Regional Extension Engagement Specialist.

In your opinion, who has been the most influential ram across the industry?
There have been many influential rams over the years for not just our operation, but the industry as a whole. Stud Duck, Trigger, Drop the Mic and Next Level are ones that come high on our list for sure. Without a doubt currently, Unicorn is the man and has been for multiple years!

What’s your favorite livestock show?
The Missouri State Fair is and will always be the sentimental favorite for our family! We have so many memories, stories and traditions around our family there. As far as the show itself we really enjoy Aksarben. The facility, the staff and the experience are 2nd to none!

Do you prefer online sales or live sales?
We have a lot of online sales. It allows for a much larger outlet for marketing our livestock and reaching more cliental, but we absolutely love live sales. Nothing compares to seeing things in person, making connections and the overall experiences that live sales produce.