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Gotland Sheep

Luna, Indigo and Iris – lambs born here in 2016

Gotland Sheep

Originating from Gotland, a Swedish Island in the Baltic Sea, Gotland sheep are medium sized, polled sheep are typically found in shades of grey from silver to charcoal, and have clean black faces & legs.  The wool is prized by handspinners and fiber enthusists alike.  In Sweden they are also called the Gotland Pelt Sheep, and are prized for their pelts.  A relatively new and rare breed in the US, Gotland genetics were introduced in 2003 and have been part of an up-breeding program.  More information can be found at the Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America website (GSBANA.org).

Gotland in Wisconsin

Our sheep range from 75% – 98%, and here at Namekagon Valley Farm we strive for excellent conformation, high quality wool of a medium to dark charcoal color, gourmet market lamb, and friendly, hardy sheep.  More than a beautiful pasture ornament (which, they are!), our sheep are also helping us with pasture management by grazing invasive weeds and improving soil health with rotational grazing practices.

If you are interested in Gotland sheep, please use the contact form and we’d be happy to talk to you. Breeding stock available.

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Fiber for sale

Pelts available