Texas Dorper Lamb from Terrapin Farms
Terrapin Farms is a family-owned ranch, located near Center Point in the Texas Hill Country, where coastal hay, native grasses, and forbs are abundant, along the banks of the Guadalupe River.
Owners Chris and Steve Summers divide the management between them: Steve has over 40 years of land management experience. He manages the Coastal Hay farm, ensuring proper nutrition and fertilization, selective weed suppression and timely harvesting. Our hay is tested at the Texas A&M Soils Laboratory and routinely produces over 13.5% protein. What we don't need for our flock, we sell to horse ranches across Texas.
Chris Summers is the Chief Executive Shepherd, conducting the day-to-day management of the flock. Chris has a degree from Texas A&M University, is a Texas Master Naturalist, and has completed the American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society's Dorper Breeding Course. She selects the breeding stock, rotates the sheep regularly through various pastures to maintain optimal soil and forage conditions and access to fresh water. She also ensures the health of each animal through daily contact and evaluation, along with medical care when needed.