Saeftinger Sheep

About Saeftinger SheepAbout Saeftinger Sheep

Saeftinger sheep originated around 1986 by crossing a Romanov ram onto Suffolk ewes. The breed takes its name from the salt meadows where it grazes.

Saeftinger meat is considered a culinary specialty. Mature ewes average 2.2 lambs per lambing; ewe lambs, 2.0. Three lamb crops in two years is common. Ewes and rams are both hornless.