• Very excited to have Steitzhof Merinos featured in the Daily Interlake in the Montana Life section. http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170903/ARTICLE/170909969
  • NW Montana Fair went very well for our flock. Brown Eyed Girl was judged Best Of Show and Grand Champion Fine Wool sheep. Captain Jack took home Reserve Champion and numerous ribbons. It was our first time showing our sheep and it was a great experience sharing our flock for a week with so many.
  • We just returned from our annual trip to Black Sheep Gathering, one of if not the largest colored wool shows in the west. We are very proud to announce that we brought back 2 Blue Ribbon, MC & Mo, and one Yellow, Nutmeg, from the 4 fleeces we entered in the competition. We were very honored to have 3 fleeces (Cash, MC& Mo) of the 15 selected to compete for Best of Show. There were so many worthy fleeces from excellent farms that put a years effort into those fleeces.
  • We have sold the last of our 2017 fleeces at BSG. You are taking reservations for 2018 fleeces now and plan to post next years posts around May 1, 2018.
  • We are very excited by the lamb crop so far in 2017. Twin lambs from Tulip and Triplets from Coco. 4 ewes, 1 ram all healthy moorit colored, some spotted. Captain Jack was sire for all Steitzhof lambs this year.
  • Sirprize was born in late November to Brown Eyed Girl. He is a healthy spotted moorit like his father, Captain Jack and growing fast.
  • We are very excited about our 3rd trip to Black Sheep Gathering. It is the 2nd year for us to enter the fleece show. We are very excited to announce that Cash, Mo and JJ all earned 1st place Blue Ribbons in their respective classes. Stormy, and MC had 3rds and Luna a 4th. We were extremely excited to finish 3rd in the Black Sheep Cup for our 5 best fleeces.  
  • We are excited to announce the addition of Captain Jack , ram lamb and Brown Eyed Girl. yearly ewe to our flock from the Mendenhall Wool Ranch. Both ribboned at BSG. Captain Jack has won at Maryland and San Diego this year. Not bad for a January lamb.
  • We are very excited to announce that Steitzhof is featured in the June/ July 2016 publication of Montana Senior News. We want to thank Gail Jokerst for writing such a colorful article. Check out this article by Gail at http://www.gailjokerst.com/full_story.php?id=79.


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 for the craft markets. We have chosen the South Australian Merino.as our signature breed. Their fleeces proudly show a large crimp, fine gradation, strong and long staple. The wool is well suited for the Pacific Northwest weather. 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).


Merino Wool Fleeces in Whitefish, Montana