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We caught up with the breeder of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2023 California State Fair. We invite you to read our candid interview with W2/Farao Club Lambs below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Breeder Spotlight.”

What’s the pedigree of your champion?
Sired by Unicorn, Dam is Dragon on Doc Holiday

What makes your operation run smoothly?
We are fortunate to work with a large number of local families (Woods, Bells, Baffunos) that are always ready & willing to jump in & help out when we need the assistance. W2 stands for Madison & Emma Woods who can always be found on AI days, preg checking ewes, photo shooting lambs, working the chutes, etc. Always looking forward to when Madison is home from college because we can get so much done.

How many head do you run?
We run 75 blackface ewes and 50 Katadin Dorper recipients ewes.

Do you have another job besides raising sheep? If so, what’s your occupation?
I am a retired Community College Animal Science Professor, Madison will graduate from Oaklahoma State next December!

In your opinion, who has been the most influential ram across the industry?
Drop The Mic and his most famous  son Unicorn would lead all ram conversations!

What’s your favorite livestock show?
There’s nothing like being at the North American llivestock exposition in Louisville Kentucky enjoying  a Lamb show on the green shavings visiting with people from all over the country there’s nothing like it!

Do you prefer online sales or live sales?
I like online Sale because gives our program the largest possible customer base.Live Sale are very enjoyable because you get to compare breeding programs and visit with Breeder.