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The year rolled by fast! The Tongue River Farm sheep really strutted their stuff
this year. Their fleeces won their class at Black Sheep Gathering, got blue
ribbons at Rhinebeck, judged by an Icelandic fiber expert, and won Grand
Championship and the Judith Mackenzie award for best primitive fleece at the
Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival.
of our black horned ram lambs, son of SRX319J-AI won Grand Championship over all
classic breeds at OFFF.
Champion Ram at OFFF
Best Fleece at OFFF
Grand Champion Ram in the Classic Sheep Division at OFFF
competed with Shetland, Churro, and Jacobs
Judged by Martin Daley
They continued their winning ways by winning 2 Grand
Championships and 2 Reserve Championships at the big Rhinebeck Fiber Festival
under the judging of Gudmurdur Johannesson from the AI Ram Station in Iceland.
The TRF sheep went on to top the sale at Rhinebeck.
results from Rhinebeck Show and Sal
Gudmurdur gave us a talk about the AI station in Iceland. This is a summary of that presentation.
Our breeding stock went to
new homes in 18 different states and to Canada. We made delivery trips with the
truck and our 'circus' trailer to both coasts twice. Our new Dodge Ram
truck, which Rex calls the “Lamb Limo” really got a work out.
Our breeding stock is doing
very well in the new Icelandic Sheep dairy in New York. www.truenorthfarm.com.
Some of our ‘girls’ were top in production, producing WELL OVER 2 lbs a day
average. Icelandics have a bright future as a dairy breed. Their milk is used in
gourmet cheese making. The sheep cheese sells for $52/lb and is really
delicious! If you are considering starting a sheep dairy, ask about our dairy
sheep package deal for purchases of 50-100 ewes.
Bred ewes: We are offering a nice group of bred ewes. All are bred to exceptional rams.
Sires for sale: Most have AI genetics chosen from a ram lamb crop of
100-15- prospects. These rams are the best of the best! Most have won fleece
awards, spectacular wide symmetrical horns or are clear polled. All have
excellent conformation and high quality meat qualities, all are from easy
lambing, high production mothers. We are also offering a few of our best older
ewes that are in their peak production years. Don’t miss these.
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