Our skilled animal care team socializes the sheep from a young age, creating a friendly flock!
Lambs are born all year round to maintain availability of sheep that weigh from 30-125 kg.
USDA Class A Breeder
Free of Q-Fever, Scrapie, Pneumonia and many more!
New England Ovis (NEO) has established a unique sheep flock that is free of an unprecedented number of disease-producing agents also known as pathogens. This endeavor has resulted in the healthiest sheep in the world. Research is no longer impeded by nonexperimental subclinical or clinical contagious disease processes. Acclimation periods are shortened and quarantine is not necessary. Animals that don’t get sick are spared the distress associated with illness. NEO SPF sheep save precious time and valuable resources. Costs associated with contagious disease surveillance, control, diagnosis and treatment as well as time spent by professionals and staff required to deal with these issues are no longer incurred. The elimination of zoonotic agents makes a safer workplace. Well-socialized NEO SPF sheep are safer and more enjoyable with which to work. We believe that NEO SPF sheep, free of contagious diseases, in conjunction with our sheep socialization program results in the most humane animal care of small ruminants available today.
SPF stands for Specific Pathogen Free. NEO’s SPF sheep flock is validated-free of over 50 pathogens, including pneumonia-producing agents and intestinal worms, and maintained to prevent introduction of pathogens.
NEO is owned and operated by two veterinarians who have many years experience as sheep producers and as veterinarians working with sheep in a research setting.