About the Farm
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The Fusilier Sheep Company is a family business comprised of our elder statesman and grandfather Robert (Bob) Cooper and the production team that is Fusilier Sheep Co: Jason and Kelly Cooper along with their children Kjerstin, Robert, Brittany and foster daughter, Marie Waldner.
We are a farm located along the central border between Alberta and Saskatchewan near the old town site of Fusilier.
We have had sheep on the farm for over 60 years. Although Bob's family has had sheep in one form or another since his Grandfather came to Canada in 1911. Over the years the farm has gone through many different breeds as ownership and management changed. Jason and Kelly took control of the sheep operation in the mid 90's and ran a mainly North Country based commercial flock. In the fall in 2016 we acquired our first registered stock ewes to run on our registered rams. We also added the Bluefaced Leicester sheep to our program as well in 2016.
The information on the Bluefaced Leicesters is lacking at the moment, but the breed and their production is new to us but we aim to keep this site updated with new information as it comes in to keep our customers aware of how we are making out.
We will be marketing our registered stock as long yearlings as we would like to make sure that they are growing nicely and are of the quality that we would use on our stock.
We are aiming to breed traditional style sheep with good rates of gain and carcass qualities. With the Introduction of the Bluefaced Leicesters we are hoping over time to offer quality bred Mule ewes for sale to producers to help them to improve their carcass quality and grade. The Mule is the UK's #1 maternal dam and when bred to terminal meat sires produces the top quality carcass that the packers and retailers are looking for.
Although in the industry there is a push for total length of loin for the production of the most popular cut that is chops, we as consumers of our own product feel that there is a market for the rest of the animal as well. As such we are retaining a heavy North Country presence in our program as we enjoy a good lamb roast as do many of our past customers. The North Country Cheviot when crossed with the Bluefaced Leicester will give us the depth and weight as well as length of carcass to bring a top quality lamb to our consumers table.
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