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Breeding Stock by Rupperts Corriedales
At Ruppert's Corriedales and Cormo Sheep, we strive for Corriedale sheep that are consistently correct, straight topped, long bodied and sound on their feet and legs. With our introduction of Australian Corriedale breeding, our Corriedales now have unmatched fleece quality. Our Cormo sheep are selected primarily for their high-quality fleeces.
Group of Ewes Pair of Corriedale Ewe Lambs Corriedale Ewe Fitting Time Fleece
A Recent Sampling of Our Show Placings Includes:
  • Best Corriedale fleece at 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show (our seventh time for this honor)

  • Grand Champion Fleece over all and Jane Hyland Best Handspinning White Fleece at the 2015 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show

  • Supreme Fleece over all breeds (Sheep Show) & Grand Champion Fleece over all (Fleece Show) at the 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

  • Champion Ewe, Reserve Champion Ram and Best Fleece, Corriedale Show, 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

  • Best Fleece, Corriedale Show, 2013 MD Sheep & Wool Festival

  • Jane Hyland Best Handspinning White Fleece at the 2012 MD Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show (third year in a row)

  • Grand Champion Fleece Overall at the 2011 MD Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show

  • Reserve Champion Fleece Overall at the 2010 MD Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show

  • Champion, 1st and 2nd Place Cormo fleeces at the 2010 MD Sheep & Wool Festival Fleece Show

  • Best of Show at the 2008 and 2006 New York Sheep & Wool Festival White Wool Fleece Show

  • Supreme Champion Ram, 6 years, MD Sheep & Wool Festival

Boomerang's Wool
Boomerang's winning fleece

Boomerang, March-born triplet sired by Streanshalh 190

Ram Lambs Farm Show
Boomerang and his half brother

Ram Lambs Farm Show
In the show ring, January 2014

Jim Venters
Jim with Rusty and Buzz at the river paddock in Victoria. We couldn't have made such progress with the Corries without Jim and Brenda Venters!

Boomerang's half brother gets ready.
Liberton flock
The Liberton flock coming in from the river paddock with Alpacas in the lead.

Please Contact Us for references and availability of breeding animals.
Our AI Program
Our wool quality took a giant leap forward with the introduction of semen from 2 sires of the Liberton Corriedale flock in Victoria, Australia. Jim and Brenda Venters (www.liberton.com.au) were kind enough to share the wonderful Liberton Corriedales genetics, with their beautiful, soft and lustrous fleeces, with our Corriedale flock. We recently introduced semen from 2 additional Liberton rams, including P10, a national winner in Australia. See his picture and pedigree at the Venters' website. Thanks again to Martin Dally (www.toprams.com) for his AI assistance. We invite you to stop by the farm to see the results.
2013 Update
We are so grateful to our friends in Australia for helping us improve our wool quality and restore classic Corriedale breed type to our flock. Jim and Brenda Venters have provided a solid genetic base with predictable fleece quality and sound bodied sheep. Now we have added a tremendous stud ram from Andrew and Judith Nicolson's flock in Campbelltown, Tasmania. Their stud, Streanshalh, is flock number 3 in Australia, established in 1908. We added semen from Streanshalh 190, "Damien," with the aim of bringing our average micron count down. We are just getting started with him, and we are finding that the Streanshalh/ Liberton combination is beautiful so far. Come and see for yourself what the best Australian Corriedale blood can do!
Streanshalh 190
Streanshalh 190. Average micron count 25.8

Streanshalh 190's fleece
Streanshalh 190's fleece is now featured at the Tasmanian wool museum as a prime example of Corriedale wool.

Rupperts Corriedales at Windborne Farm

Geof and Barb Ruppert   |   Ann & Bill Ruppert
271 Crum Road * Fairfield, Pennsylvania 17320
(717) 642-6635 * e-mail:ruppertsheep1977[at]earthlink[dot]net