Radell Schrock, Seasons Bounty Farm
Raising livestock takes more land than raising produce and it wasn’t until 2011 that I found some excellent pasture located very close to the vegetable farm available for. With abundant pasture, the flock has grown to well over 100 ewes, some rams and lots of lambs. Few types of work are more enjoyable than tending to healthy livestock. The busiest time of year is lambing time, which conveniently wraps up as the work with the produce begins to increase in the spring.
The sheep are primarily of the suffolk breed along with various commercial crosses. We raise them mainly for meat, which we sell at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market and to local restaurants. We also sell breeding stock particularly from our core group of registered suffolk ewes.