Welcome to the online location of the KF-Acres operation. This website has proven year after year to be a valuable tool in public awareness, marketing, and merchandising of our breeding stock. At KF-Acres we raise Oxford and Natural Colored sheep, as well as Shorthorn beef cattle. Unlike some flocks, we strive to maintain a modern, updated version of our website. We see no benefit to having a webpage that is outdated by 4 years. As a result, we have recently broke the International, as well as 20 state marker for selling breeding stock.
The year 2015 will mark the 15th year we have raised Oxfords, and the 11th for having Shorthorns. For the past 3 years we have been searching for a second breed to add to the operation, and have researched Naturally Colored sheep exclusively for the majority of that time frame. Without hesitation we started our set of black sheep during the fall of 2013, and have not looked back as we now crest 2014! What started out as the desire to have something different, has flourished into a passion to be completely changed. In addition comes the avenue of selling fleeces from this new side of the flock, as well as from our Oxfords. It's been a wild ride, but our first year was deamed a success. As we move into our second year, we've changed the operation to allow for a once per year shearing, to increase the value, and demand of our fleeces!
In the fall of 2013 breeding season, 70 Oxford and 5 Natural Colored females were exposed to be bred, and boy has the mindset been switched. Heading into the fall breeding season one year later- our numbers are 15 Oxfords and 8 Natural Colored females for exposure. You could say we have ‘seen the light’ in regards to workload with the sheep demanding our time. It’s been decided that we simply did not have the time or abilities for all those sheep, and other small animals that we were maintaining. The decision was made to downsize to about 10 ewes of each breed, and focus our efforts on doing what we do- to the best of our abilities.
We’ll continue to breed, raise, and sell Oxford sheep- just not as many as we once did. We simply love the breed of sheep, and our genetics have been extremely good to us over the years. We will become more actively involved with the black sheep family of people, and potentially may add a second fleece sheep breed into the future. Those people and their mentalities- are extremely enjoyable to be around! In addition our custom trimming and fitting business is ever growing- and as a result we'd prefer to dedicate more quality time to those loyal customers.
Feel free to browse around, and be sure to check out our current stud ram page, as well as learn more about our new and exciting Natural Colored adventures!
Thank you for your time and for checking out our website!
Jody & Kelly Kabat
Phone: (618) 322-2582 (217) 556-3800
Farm visits welcome ANYTIME!
Conveniently located at the intersection of two Interstates and four IL State highways!
-one half hour east of the Illinois State Fairgrounds, 1/2 mile from I-72!