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, July 6, 2015

Our resutls for our rams are finally back from Texas A&M. We had collected the samples in March, when its ideal, but had not sent them in due to lack of time and funds.
Below are the four rams we used last fall, and are the sires of this years' lambs:

WhitePine Carver (mioget smirslet sokket, horned, third year fleece)
 AFD 25, SD 5.6, CV 22.5, CEM 8.9, CF 83.3, SF 24.6

WhitePine 1334 (gray katmoget horned, second year fleece)
 AFD 20.9, SD 3.8, CV 18.1, CEM 7, CF99.1, SF 19.8

WhitePine City High AI (gray katmoget horned, fourth year fleece)
 AFD 28.6, SD 4.4, CV 22.5, CEM 8.9, CF 67.3, SF 26.7

UnderTheSon Duke Cardiff (musket horned fourth year fleece) 
AFD 28.2, SD 5.6, CV 19.9, CEM 10.1, CF 68.7, SF 27.2

City High is available for sale, now that we have lambs from him. He is F1 Lightning, F2 Jericho with outstanding conformation, great horns, mellow personality, dense fleece with nice length. Perfect tail. He's actually most likely shaela, and he carries solid and moorit recessively. $500.
Carver and 1334 are in my freezer (and very tasty!) Duke will be used again this fall.
The other ram for sale is the white, two year old. 
WP1315 white horned ram (carries horned ewe gene) second fleece test AFD 24.9, SD 5.5, CV 22.0, CEM 10.6, CF 8.8, SF 24.4


The other four rams I will be using this fall are listed below with their numbers:
WhitePine 1311 (shaela, horned, second fleece) AFD 25.5, SD 5, CV 19.7, CEM 9, CF 86.1, SF 24.6
WhitePine 1356 (moorit, horned, second fleece) AFD 21.6, SD 4.8, CV 22, CEm 9.2, CF 95.4, SF 21.2
Whistlestop 1123 (black light badgerface horned fourth fleece ) AFD 22.7, SD 5.3 CV 23.2, CEM 10.1, CF 90.7, SF 22.6
ShelteringPines King Louie (moorit horned first fleece) AFD 20.5, SD 5, CV 19.7, CEM 9, CF 97.9, SF 20.3
I am really pleased with the quality of these horned rams, and what the future direction will be of my flock.