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After nineteen wonderful years of shepherding Icelandics I have decided to sell the majority of my flock in order to pursue some other interests. I have reduced my flock to six of my best ewes and a single ram and will have a limited number of lambs for sale in 2014.
We started our small flock of purebred Icelandic sheep in 1994, three years after the breed was introduced into the United States. Our goal is to produce sheep that are the very best in terms of fleece quality and body conformation. Keeping the flock manageable is very important to us. We practice intensive rotational grazing and take great care to protect our pasture resource. Having a small flock allows us to be more responsive to ensure optimum nutrition, health care, and security although this hardy breed needs no pampering!
Selecting for improved fleece is our highest priority. Although excellent body type is an important part of our breeding program, we strive to produce animals that will make handspinners happy. The Icelandics’ ancient heritage allows for significant differences in fleece quality from animal to animal. We are working to maximize the potential for fleece improvement through judicious selective breeding. We offer clean fleeces in a variety of natural colors, as well as processed clouds, roving and yarn.
While some breeders are selecting to eliminate horns, we believe that this trait is an important part of the breed’s character and are working to optimize the appearance of horns in a portion of our flock.
We are members of the OPP-Concerned Sheep Breeders Society, the National Voluntary Scrapie Eradication Program and incorporate a vigilant health monitoring program into our flock management. Our flock has been enrolled in the Natural Voluntary Scrapie Eradication Program since 2000 and achieved certified status in 2005. We test annually for OPP and the flock is foot-rot free.