About Us


 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 fleeces for the  craft markets. We have chosen the South Australian Merino as our  signature breed. Their fiber proudly show a large crimp, fine gradation,  strong and long staple. The wool is well suited for the Pacific  Northwest weather. We are doing this in project mode maximizing at the  finest 25 we can manage over a spectrum of color lines. That process  creates high quality breeding stock available. Our flock is free ranging  on our grass pastures and fully jacketed to ensure the cleanest fleece  possible.  Our sheep are  fed only locally grown pasture, hay, grain, water and air. We are free of added hormones and GMO feeds.  Our flock is a member of Natural Colored Wool Growers Association  (NCWGA). Registered member of Grown in Montana program.  


News Bits


  • We are  extremely excited to be featured on Ovinology Podcast. https://shows.acast.com/ovinology/episodes/steitzhof-merinos
  • Excited  to welcome highly touted Astro, a new ram from McMurry of Missouri. 
  • Flathead Beacon:  https://flatheadbeacon.com/2019/07/26/best-black-sheep-family/
  • Processed Roving and Yarn orders beginning to arrive and for sale. 
  • 2019 Black Sheep Cup - Steitzhof Merinos !!!! - 5 best handspinning fleeces of show
  • 2019 Black Sheep Gathering - NCWGA National Show  Grand Champion Colored Fleece - Brown Eyed Girl!, Reserve Champion Colored Fleece - Cash! plus 3nd and 1 3rd place
  • Fiber for processing is at The Wool Mill for roving and yarn. 
  • 2019 Raw Fleeces are sold out. 
  • 2018 Black Sheep Gathering - Champion Natural Colored Wool fleece- Cash
  • Very excited to have Steitzhof Merinos featured in the Daily Interlake in the Montana Life section. http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170903/ARTICLE/170909969
  • 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.

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Steitzhof Merino

145 Farm to Market Court, Whitefish, Whitefish, MT 59937, us

(406) 270-4768