Ramsay Farms

Quality breeding stock and companion animals

WELCOME! Updated 6/15/16

Home to the 2016 FFSSA Supreme Champion Shetland Sheep, Estes Park, Colorado!!
Thank you breeder judge, Jim Chastain (Whistlestop flock)

About Us

Ramsay Farms is proud to enjoy a 124 year legacy of providing quality breeding stock, companion animals, meat, eggs and wool to our discerning customers. Education and excellence are the foundation of our operations.

General Information

Quality stock is often available--whether for a spinner's flock, backyard chicken coop, or a full-fledged farming operation, we do our best to help you find the animal you're looking for. We also sell roving and yarn, or fleece straight from the sheep, in an amazing array of natural colors, as well as meat. Please contact us for information regarding purchase, meet us at a fair or festival throughout the year, or feel free to stop by to see what we're about.

Mission

To provide top quality products in a humane manner under free range, grass fed, and natural hormone-free conditions.

Products

Our fibre offerings are broad, including raw wool, roving, mill-spun yarn, and quilt batts in a stunning array of natural colors. 

We offer several different meats as well-- lamb, beef, (sold by half, quarter, or as packaged portions) as well as whole processed chicken. All of our livestock is grass fed and raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones.


I am enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program (SFCP), flock #MN71

I am a proud member of the following associations:

Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association, founding member, flock #4

Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation

 North American Shetland Sheep Association, member # 1613

 Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America
 
 American Simmental Association, member # 221951
 
We rotationally graze all of our animals and they are raised on a grass fed base. Our animals are tested for infectious diseases.

About Me


My name is Garrett Ramsay and I live near Monroe, WI. I moved to this farm in February, 2016, having previously lived on the farm I grew up on, and it remains in my family since 1892. Through out my life, I have been around many different types of animals, but have settled on a few that I really enjoy. I went to college at North Dakota State University (GO BISON!) and graduated with a degree in Animal Science, option in Business & Production, emphasizing in Genetics and Nutrition. I was on the NDSU Dairy Judging team and a member of their Saddle and Sirloin club.

I first got my beef cattle at a young age and helped my dad with his dairy cows as I grew up. I was in charge of all the breeding records and chose all the matings that took place (we artificially inseminated all of our animals). Its been a long road but my efforts have paid off with flashy looking cattle, small birth weights, high weaning weights, polled, docile cattle.

I then took up pigeons in 1993. It started as a hobby too, and now a passion of mine. I have several breeds I focus on and I am constantly trying further the breeds in the pairings of the birds that I do. It too has paid off as I have won several color classes in the breeds I keep, including some in the finals of the shows.

In October of 2006 I purchased some Shetland Sheep and they have fast become one of my favorite species around here. I also purchased Bluefaced Leicesters in 2007 and both breeds have found a place in my heart, and here on the farm.

In addition to the livestock, I also show and breed and compete with my Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and have had great success with them as well.


Our sheep flock has tested negative for OPP (2008,2009), CL (2008), Johne's (2008,2009) and Blue Tongue (2009)

CONTACT ME!

The best way to reach me is by email:

ramsayfarms@gmail.com