We caught up with the breeder of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2023 Delaware State Fair. We invite you to read our candid interview with Fleener Livestock below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”
What’s the pedigree of your champion?
Bearpaw (Dee Brother’s) x Rehab (Dee Brother’s)
What makes your operation run smoothly?
Teamwork makes our operation run efficiently. Family working together while being part of an industry that we love is “priceless”.
How many head do you run?
Do you have another job besides raising sheep? If so, what’s your occupation?
I am a Full-Time Pastor at the Akron Community Church
In your opinion, who has been the most influential ram across the industry?
This is a hard question as their have been many influential rams. From the past like “Drop the Mic” and “Bullseye” and today like “Truce” and “Chief”; it’s not an easy question. For our program the bucks that come to mind are Bearpaw & Top Tier. They have done an exceptional job across the board, and made a true impact on our operation.
What’s your favorite livestock show?
My Wife and I would have to say NAILE for our favorite show. This is the show in which we met for the first time, and started our journey together.
Do you prefer online sales or live sales?
We understand the importance of Online Sales as you have the ability to reach more people throughout the country. But we prefer Live Sales as it gives you the opportunity to interact with other breeders, customers, and sales staff that you can’t get from an online platform.