Great Darke County Fair Champion Natural Colored Long Wool Ram
Honored that our Lincoln Longwool ram “ Rainier” was named champion natural colored long wool ram today at the Great Darke County Fair! Wyatt showed our Lincoln ewe “Isle” who was chosen reserve champion natural colored long wool ewe! For you sheep folks, these two come from the Millikan family flock in Noblesville We had a great day and really enjoyed all that this fair had to offer!
Wayne Trace Farms Highlighted in USDA Indiana NRCS Conservation Showcase
The farm was showcased in an article by the USDA about partnerships between producers and NRSC staff. The Rohrbach farm where WTF started has a long list of conservation challenges. With the help of the NRCS, we are crossing these challenges off the list one at a time. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov
Farmer sees success with nutrient management
Often the focus of conservation is on in environmental impacts of the activities, we find that intensive nutrient management also helps the farm's bottom line. Brownfield Ag News
Wyatt takes Indiana Bred and Owned Champion Ewe at the Indiana State Fair
The program encourages Indiana 4-H exhibitors and families to purchase purebred seedstock from Indiana breeders. This not only stimulates the Indiana purebred seedstock economy but also helps build relationships with existing Indiana producers. By showing these animals at the Indiana State Fair, we can grow awareness of this industry.
Grand Champion Youth Natural Colored Fleece - Indiana State Fair
(August 4, 2018)
Love our Oregon bred Romney ewes that we got last year! Those girls have some awesome wool!! Grand Champion Youth Natural Colored wool division, Indiana State Fair!! There were 150 entries in the youth and open divisions.
Grand Champion Commercial Egg Production
(July 18, 2017)
Day 3 of Adams County fair! The first two days were busy with showing livestock for Wyatt. He was honored to take home grand Champion Commercial Production Poultry (Isa brown pullets) and Grand Champion Eggs and Reserve Champion Game bird (Bob White quail)!!!
Reserve Grand Champion Youth Natural Colored Fleece - Indiana State Fair
(August 7, 2017)
Petunia's fleece earned Reserve Grand Champion Youth Natural Colored wool division, Indiana State Fair.
Waterway Nearing Completion
(Updated September 22nd, 2017)
Thanks to Andrew Pursifull from NRCS, Kelly Barkell and Brian Musser from NRCS, Jeff Anderson of Anderson Excavating, Brendon Travis of Travis Industries, and Comcast Utilities for the help to get to this point in the Water Way project. Just a few finishing touches before the final seeding takes place.
Farm Futures Magazine Article
(April 12, 2017)
The whirlwind known as Wayne Trace Farms continues! We had the opportunity to share aspects of our success to date with the readers of Farm Futures Magazine, as part of a panel of farmers from across the county, about how to manage and grow during the current financial downturn in agriculture. A magazine article is another item to check off our bucket list as the farm grows!
Wayne Trace Farms CUBS Win Regular Minors HYL Season
(June 15, 2017 - Updated June 27, 2017)
The farm sponsored team ended the Hoagland, Indiana Youth Baseball League (HYL) regular season with only on loss to capture the league regular season title. Now on to the tournament. The boys continued to play hard to win the tournament!
(February 20, 2017)
We are excited to announce the arrival of our first bred lamb. Sue arrived rather unexpectantly. She was discovered dry and healthy while doing morning chores, born at a large 18.4 pounds!. We were not expecting her for another few days. She is a cross between a Suffolk and ewe and a Lincoln Ram, breed with the focus on high quality wool
NAILE Grand Champion Shetland Fleece on Hoof
(November 18, 2017)
Luke's Shetland ram Sam won Grand Champion Shetland Fleece on hoof and Wyatt took second place with his Shetland ewe Greta at the North American Invitational Livestock Exhibition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY.
Lambing Season Has Begun
(January 21, 2018)
We have 11 ewes expecting this winter. The first lambs, a set of twins arrived Sunday morning.
2-Stage Ditch Nearing Completion
After over 4 years of work the County Maintained ditch repair is nearly complete. Failed county management over 10 years ago left the ditch banks unstable and failing. It took four years of work with local, county, state, and federal agencies to complete the required permitting to complete this project. Many thanks to our USDA-NRCS staff for partnering with us as a farmer on this project.