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Breeding Quality Sheep since 1967

Century Lane Sheep

Our Polled Dorset Bloodlines emphasize out of season breeding, strong maternal instincts, body length and full muscling…traits we are proud to offer in our high-quality Polled Dorset breeding stock

Our flock of Polled Dorset Sheep is Maedi-visna/Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP) free. All our sheep are genotyped for Scrapie Resistance. Our flock has ‘Certified status’ with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Scrapie Program.

The Rams

Our Award-winning Bloodlines

Our home-grown studs have been selected for their excellent conformation, with long, thick bodies, depth of hind quarters and correct leg structure.

They continue to produce exceptional ram lambs that exemplify the Polled Dorset breed characteristics.

2016 fall born ram lambs w studs

The Ewes

Quality Ewes = Quality Lambs

In the sheep industry we have all heard the saying…”the Ram is 50% of the flock”. However, having been raised on a purebred Holstein dairy farm, Shirley knew that building on female families was equally as important.

Through their attention to building on ewe families and careful sire selection, the Graves family have been rewarded with wonderful flock uniformity. This approach has deeply entrenched the ‘True Type’ Polled Dorset breed characteristics including out-of-season breeding, good mothering instincts, thick/long-bodied sheep with proven ability to lamb 3 times in 2 years with the correct management.

polled dorset ewes

The Farm

The farm has had a long and dramatic history

Through many triumphs and tragedies, Century Lane Farm has endured and prospered.

It rose from the ashes of a devastating fire to continue to be one of the top breeding operations in Canada for Polled Dorset Sheep.

New Century Lane Farm Aerial

The Shepherds

Meet Shirley & Rob Graves

Shirley and Rob met in 1979 and have built Century Lane Farm to being recognized as top breeders of Polled Dorset Sheep. Their resilience and passion for raising their family and their sheep has lead them on a dramatic and fulfilling life journey.

The Graves composite