Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Icelandic Sheep Husbandry 101

. . . Coming soon for all of the owners of lambs that were sold this year and last as well as for those who have Icelandics but have come across some problems or if you have any questions . . . I am here if needed!

We have been raising these sheep for six years and have been hugely successful with them. From the six gorgeous ewes and two fabulous rams that were purchased from the Lavender Fleece in Michigan . . . We are now up to 70 sheep (33 adults and the rest this years lamb crop. Our flock is now permanently closed as we now have 13 bloodlines to work from. We will do AI in the future if semen from proven North American rams become available.

These sheep are healthy, smart, milky productive moms, finely fleeced and that gourmet quality lamb is the best tasting lamb in the world!, . . . this breed is just as advertised.

The only problem is . . . all those run of the mill sheep raising books out there are not applicable to this breed. The Icelandic sheep has it's own unique requirements and I will be writing up my husbandry manual over the next week or so . . . and posting it here soon. These are all the tips I have learned from my own experience . . how to keep your Icelandic Sheep healthy and productive. keep checking back . . .

Buy local . . . Eat Well . . .

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