Who we are

Ramsay Farms is situated in the northeastern part of Ottertail County, near Perham, Minnesota. This family farm of 320 acres has been in the Ramsay family for five generations, dating back to 1892. Today our farm prides itself on our Simmental cattle, Shetland Sheep and BlueFaced Leicester sheep. We strive to breed animals that closest match the breed standards given to them, and mindful of production, health and longevity in our animals as well.
In spring of 2016, there was a purchase of 32 acres in Green County, Wisconsin to accommodate Garrett for his work in that region. The animals have for the most part been moved to that location. Both locations will work in tandem to continue educating and promoting these animals and this way of life.

Monday, May 21, 2012

photos of the flock

Had to get some photos of some of the available sheep so I thought i'd give you a few more photos of the flock since I had them up behind the barn.
Below Is the Moget Face ewe who is my only F1 Minder ewe I ever got. The musket is OwHill butter F2 Orion/F2 Greyling/F3 Orion, and the fawn kat spottie is a ewe lamb i'm keeping!
Below is the BFL ewe ShelteringPines Catalonia with her twin white lambs (ram and ewe) the ram is sold and the ewe is being retained. Tylor loved the faces of all the sheep in the photo. I tend to agree.
WhitePine Eiffel 65 the spotty kat with her spotty kat ewe lamb. The moorit ewe lamb in front is polled ewe out of a polled ram and polled ewe. She's available for sale.
My F1 Jericho ewe (spotty kat) with her fawn spotty kat). NFS.
A yearling colored Mule ewe with a 3/4 BFL, 1/4 Shetland ram that is available for sale.
This morrit gulmoget spotty is for sale. Dam is FirthofFifth Anki and sire is Crosswind Apollo.
A few friendly lambs below.
This 3/4 BFL ram is sold to a Clun Forest flock to make Mules. He looks pretty pureblood doesn't he? :)
This colored cross lamb is already 47 pounds at 7 weeks. He's 1/2 BFL, 1/4 Cheviot and 1/4 Shetland. He's a tank.
Two more Shetland mule rams. The one in front is spotted AND badgerface.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stock available

Trying to catch up with life. My sows are finally getting close to farrowing (that's giving birth in pig talk), the cows are half way done calving, I have 3 pups still looking for homes and the upcoming Cardigan National club has 2 days of Supported Entries at our Fargo show. I'll be showing VERY little this year. I had a wickedly poor winter with no snow, so trying to catch up and get caught up with life, bills and priorities in my life.

I have had a wonderful spring with lambing. Some freak accidents/incidents but more things to chalk up to experience I guess. Twenty rams (yearlings and adults) were put in their paddocks about 2 weeks ago now, and the ewes and lambs FINALLY got put out to pasture 6 days ago. Our grass finally came in enough to put them out on it, much to their satisfaction.

I still have sheared. I've been rooing sheep as needed, but obviously the BFL, Mules and LLs will need to be hand sheared or sheared by the professional shearer. He's pretty much booked up through mid-June.

I am planning on going to the NAtional BFL show in Wooster, Ohio next week, followed by BSG again in Eugene Oregon per the request for transportation again this year. I will NOT be able to go next year, so you either get sheep this year, or in two year :) Big exciting plans for next June, so stay tuned for that!

I have to take photos of sheep for several people and I hope to have help doing so this weekend if it works out for them. Taking photos of sheep in knee deep grass, half a mile from home is never easy :)

If you are looking for something, please inquire. I have some lovely sheep available for pure breeding or crossing. I plan to cross quite a few Shetlands this fall to meet the demand for the lamb locally here so will not have as many pure bred next year.

Life is otherwise getting better. Work is busy, which is much needed. Personal life is not perfect but its going fairly well. I have a lot of big plans for the year, and next so will be exciting to do that and let you know about it as it progresses.

I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather as of late and I always love hearing from you, my friends.

Be good

Monday, May 14, 2012

test photo


Trying to upload photos i've edited with Picasa and its not working as an entire blog but here's a photo of SOME of the sheep and SOME of the cattle behind them.
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