Tommy and Danni Speight, Bluff Mountain Nursery

Fencing for Katahdin Sheep
Grant Award: $8,000

The Speights have converted old tobacco growing fields into grazing pastures to expand their Katahdin sheep herd from 27 to 70-80 head. They used grant to fence in approximately 8 additional acres of grazing land, sectioned off into smaller paddocks for livestock rotation, adding 2,723 linear feet of fencing and four gates to their farm.

This project has allowed them to grow their herd and diversify the farm with the additional of livestock. Their goal is to grow their local market for Katahdin sheep and sell at the WNC Regional Livestock Market.

 

Their diversified operation grows perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables and Fraser Firs; raises sheep, goats, chickens and hogs; offers landscape design services; and has recently added an agritourism component.

 

Madison County

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