Profit-Minded Sheep for Profit-Driven Producers  

Univ. Of WI 14450 "Kaptain"

A structurally correct ram with lots of growth and thickness.  Sired by Big Prairie 235.  NSIP Index of 107.


 Ram lamb we recently purchased from John Carlson. 115 NSIP Maternal Index.  Correct and thick.

Big Prairie 260  "Rhino"

Rugged, fast growing ram that sires structurally correct, productive Polypays.  

Our flock

Big Prairie & Polypays

We have an unwavering philosophy of building structurally correct, productive, durable, moderately-framed, brood ewes. Our success starts and ends with our females.

Big Prairie Polypays is located on the "Big Prairie" of northern Illinois. Our 60 registered Polypay ewes graze on farms that have been in the family for 150 years.  Faith, family and farming matter most at Big Prairie Polypays.  We proudly support America's farmers and ranchers!

For six generations our family has been involved in the purebred livestock business.  My great-grandfather was a prominent breeder of Chester White hogs and Angus cattle.  My grandfather was part of the family livestock business, as well.  My father grew up raising purebred Poland China hogs, as did I. Fifteen years ago, Polypay sheep became our family's passion.   As you can see, the purebred livestock business is in our blood.

Big Prairie Polypay Sires   Current Line-Up

Preserving our history

The Foundation: Our Ewes

Big Prairie 208  "Kid"

Son of Shady Lawn 735.  This ram produces structurally correct, maternal lambs with plenty of growth.

Our family