Wool, Meat, and Milk
- Our sheep produce lovely wool that is prized by hand spinners and rug makers
- The meat from Navajo-Churros is mild and sweet
- We have recently started milking our Navajo-Churro and making cheese
Descendents of the first sheep brought to the Americas
We have been using rotational grazing to feed our sheep and are working to get all the timing right between the various hay, grain, and nut crops and the sheep's needs for breeding, lambing, and growing.
Learn more about rotational grazing
Did you know?
Navajo-Churro were developed from the Iberian Churra - the first sheep brought to the Americas.
Sheep meat, milk for yogurt and wool for textiles sustained the Dine’ for centuries.
The Dine’ were initially responsible for saving the Navajo-Churro breed from extinction. But by 1977, the sheep had dwindled to less than 500 head so Dr. Lyle McNeal formed the Navajo Sheep Project to revitalize this breed and keep it from further depletion.