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).