Ramsay Farms

Quality breeding stock and companion animals

WELCOME! Updated 7/28/21

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 129 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, starter flock or for meat, 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.


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


Our fiber offerings are broad, including raw wool, roving, mill-spun yarn, corespun, combed top, knit items, rugs and quilt batts in a stunning array of natural colors. We have Traditional 1927 Shetland products as well!

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 a proud member of the following associations:

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

Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association 

The Livestock Conservancy
National Romeldale/CVM Conservator

About Me

My name is Garrett Ramsay and I live near Winslow, Illinois. I moved to this farm in April, 2017, 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 Leicester Longwool, and Romeldale/CVM sheep 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 breeding stock flock has tested negative for OPP and Johne's (2008, 2009, 2017, 2020)

We additionally test any new animals coming in to the farm prior to arrival, or during quarantine for the above diseases. 


The best way to reach me is by email: