We selected the name Steitzhof as a tribute to my father who introduced my sisters and I to raising a variety of livestock on the family farm. The suffix, hof, meaning ranch in German. Now later in life I have selected my favorite farm animal, best suited for our new venture, sheep. The goal is to raise the finest specialty wool fleeces for the craft markets. We have chosen the South Australian Merino as our signature breed. Their fiber proudly show a large crimp, fine gradation, strong and long staple. The wool is well suited for the Pacific Northwest weather. We are doing this in project mode maximizing at the finest 25 we can manage over a spectrum of color lines. That process creates high quality breeding stock available. Our flock is free ranging on our pastures and fully jacketed to ensure the cleanest fleece possible. Our flock is completely free of added hormones or GMO feeds. Our flock is a member of Natural Colored Wool Growers Association (NCWGA).