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.

Suffolk Lamb
A Suffolk lamb (black fleece) frolics with a pair of Rambouillet Wendsleydale cross lambs (white fleeces) in an Oregon pen.
Photo by Leon Werdinger