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.

Grazing Sheep
Meat from the author's 100 percent grass-fed flock is rich in healthy omega fatty acids.
Photo by Bryan Welch