- Author: Robert J Keiffer
The UC Hopland Research & Extension Center is home to the University of California's only range sheep flock. The Center now owns and manages a sheep flock rated at 650 breeding ewes in number. So, counting adult breeding age ewes, replacement one-year old ewes, rams, and lambs born this spring, the Center currently has about 1600 head of sheep "out standing in their fields" right now.
Here in the photo, one sees a small portion of that flock munching away at the annual forage growth which was slow growing to start with but is now kicking it into "high gear" with the recent rains and warmer temperatures.