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.

Shetland Ewes

Our flock currently consists of 40 purebred mature Shetland ewes (over 2 years of age) and 22 yearlings  (born in 2015) that are being over wintered for evaluation. Shetlands will, without any assistance, reproduce well in to their teens.

The following ewes are ewes that were purchased from other flocks. Please scroll down to see ewes bred at WhitePine/Ramsay Farms.

We have had tremendous success with ewes from Sheltering Pines in Allegan, Michigan. Stephen breeds 1927 standard Shetlands with fine fleece, that would improve anyone's flocks.

Below are the ewes we have purchased from him in the past, that are still being utilized in our flock.

ShelteringPines Classique - Bb/Bb, Aa/Aa, Ss/Ss, MM/Mm - Is a lovely moorit based ewe that was Reserve Grand champion ewe at Jefferson in 2012! Thank you for allowing her to come to Minnesota Stephen! She is out o V Creek Guinevere, who is also a lovely ewe that I've always admired.

ShelteringPines Bengal - gray katmoget

ShelteringPines Anais - gray katmoget

We also have several other ewes, due to flock liquidations, drought and/or moving:

UnderTheSon Viva - Ag/Ab gray moget face
Lancien Aida - white
PS23 Irene - black

Home bred ewes:

 2009 born ewes
WhitePine Lydia - BB/Bb, Ab/Aa, Ss/Ss - gray katmoget smirslet.  born 2009Has my lowest SD in the flock (3.7) and truly a lovely ewe with great fleece (super fine, Grade 1). Looking forward to her lambs every year. Jazz Daughter.

2010 born ewes - 
WhitePine Nivea AI - BB/Bb, Ab/A?, Ss/Ss - gray katmoget smirslet. Todhill Jericho daughter who is fine and crimpy and so much like the UK Shetlands, she is just stunning. Her lambs are dynamite.

WhitePine Nina Sky AI - BB/Bb, Ab/A?, Ss/Ss - gray katmoget bleset sokket. Todhill Jerico daughter and twin to Nivea. She is just like her sister only more spots! Her lambs have been lovely.

WhitePine Snow Patrol - BB/B? Ab/A? - gray katmoget horned ewe. Jazz x Snow Cloud.

2011 born ewes- 
WhitePine Pacena - Bb/Bb Ag/Aa SS/S? -  F2 greyling F3 Orion. musket ewe. FirthofFifth Nekomis x OwlHill Pranilla AI

2012 born ewes-
WhitePine Taconite - BB/Bb At/Aa SS/Ss black gulmoget. OK Acres Cadillac x BlackForest Tilly.

2013 born ewes-

WhitePine Neap - Albf/A? - Black light badgerface. Whistlestop 1123 x WhitePine Naomi

WhitePine Ady - Albf/Aa BB/Bb SS/S? - black light badgerface. Whistlestop 1123 x FirthofFifth Ashegon.

WhitePine Aithsetter - Ab/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss gray katmoget smirslet sokket. WhitePine Flo rida AI x WhitePine Adele Ai. F2 Orion F2 Holly.

2015 born ewes-