Welcome to Little Hooves Romneys, where Romneys are a part of our diversified farming operation. We have been a farm family for generations, concentrating on dairy and crop production. The past eighteen years we’ve run a 400 head Holstein operation in Moorestown, New Jersey, where we also grew corn, rye, soybeans, hay, and developed our own feed rations. In the early 1990’s, the Romney flock was started as a 4-H project with the purchase of one bred ewe and two spring lambs. Not long after the first lambing and show season, we were hooked and the flock started to expand. Due to development pressure, the dairy operation was phased out and now our focus is sheep, hay and crop production.
Meet The Carlisles
Kenneth & Charlene
Little Hooves Romneys, owned by Kenneth & Charlene Carlisle, is a multi-generational farm that previously focused on dairy production with only a few sheep. The dairy operation was phased out and we expanded the sheep side with attention given to sheep and crop production. Farming and livestock production has been our life for the past 40+ years. Our farm practice is humane and healthy based on our own personal code of ethics. Environmental changes and the impact of poor management skills can be devastating to our ecological future, keeping these thoughts in mind, we do everything possible to keep our carbon footprints small for future generations. The lamb that we offer to you is the same that our family has enjoyed for years. Family is very important to us and although none of our children work on the farm on a daily basis, they are always there when extra muscle is needed, sheep need to be moved or hay needs to be baled. The grandkids are now showing and there is no better feeling in the world.
Currently we have 250+ head of Romney breeding ewes, rams and replacement stock, grow crops and hay on 300 acres and do rotational pasture management. They are grass fed year round, either on pasture during the summer or homegrown forages in the winter. Growing our own feed, knowing where the hay was baled, the soy beans harvested, and the corn picked, insures that we are providing the best feed for our animals health and yours, the consumer.
Gus & Gertie
Gus (5 years) and Gertie (3 years) are Bernese Mountain Dogs and are part of Little Hooves. The dogs are usually wherever we are, whether in the barn or the house, and they think every visitor is there to see them. You can spot them riding the gator or in the truck, they are just good old farm dogs. They have the best disposition and temperament of any dog that I have ever known. Their size, 130 lbs and 96 lbs respectively will demand your attention but they don’t realize they are big and will attempt to be a lap dog whenever possible, and forget personal space, as yours becomes theirs. They will promptly sit on your feet, facing away from you so it’s easier to scratch their heads. Once they sit on your feet, you know you’ve been accepted into the family.