Best Sheep Breeds for Homesteaders

Looking for an efficient, versatile type of backyard livestock for your small acreage? Here’s a crash course on how to raise the best sheep breeds for your needs — including everything from meat sheep breeds and hair sheep breeds to livestock health care and predator control.

Mouflon
Moving a Mouflon is simple when you can wrangle it by the horns. This "hair sheep" breed sheds its coat naturally in spring.
Photo by Bryan Welch