Kind Horn Farm. Certified Organic Icelandic Sheep. Purebred, Registered Icelandic Breedstock.
Welcome to Kind Horn Farm, a certified organic Vermont Icelandic sheep farm. Our sustainable, organic methods of farming nourish the land and our animals. The Icelandic sheep are a medium sized breed of sheep, well known for being a triple purpose sheep: they are recognized world wide for gourmet lamb, lustrous and versatile wool, and amazingly rich milk for dairy and cheese making.
Kind Horn Farm specializes in certified organic Icelandic sheep for sale for registered breeding stock, fiber, and grass fed lamb. We were the first farm in the US to acquire certified organic status with an Icelandic sheep flock. Our farm has the largest certified organic flock of Icelandics in the United States and Canada. Kind Horn Farm is the only Icelandic sheep farm in the United States raising a flock that is both CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND REGISTERED with the Canadian Livestock Records Association. We offer certified organic breedstock, certified organic fiber, and certified organic grass-fed lamb. We are located in South Duxbury, Vermont, in the heart of New England.
We strive to be one of the premier breeders of Icelandic sheep in the United States and Canada. Kind Horn Farm is actively breeding the "super sires" from Iceland using artificial insemination and our flock offers super diverse genetics and high percentages of AI lines in our pedigrees. This translates to top quality animals for breeding stock with excellent meat scores, above average fertility, superb milking qualities in the ewes, and, of course, amazing fleeces. We are enrolled in the United States Scrapie Program, Export Status, which allows us to export both ewes and rams to Canada. Our flock is very healthy, with no history of foot rot, OPP, Johnes, CL, etc.
We are passionate about our Icelandic Sheep and about raising them organically. Our farm works in harmony with nature.
February, 2014: The ewes are getting big. A very successful AI year with 8 takes from 6 different super-sires from Iceland. 5 Farm-Bred Rams also used. Lambs from 11 different sires in the spring. Lambing starts April 1.
All 2013 Breeding Stock is sold. Please contact us for 2014 stock for sale. Now taking reservations for spring lambs. We will have a selection of yearling ewes and mature ewes available, also.
We now have Icelandic wool rugs, horns and pelts available!!
TESTIMONIALS — what others have to say about Kind Horn Farm...
"We are so happy with our decision to start our new farm enterprise with sheep from Kind Horn Farm. This past August we purchased and imported to Canada 11 sheep - 9 ewes (including 3 lambs, 3 yearlings, and 3 mature ewes) and 2 rams (a yearling and a lamb).
I knew from the moment that we first called that we were making the right decision to buy our flock from Kind Horn Farm. Kathy worked with us to help us select the very best animals from her flock to suit our farm goals of organic meat and fibre production. She helped us to maximize the genetic diversity of our new and growing flock.
As there are very few Icelandic sheep in our region (West Quebec/East Ontario), we are very pleased that we were able to start off with a flock with excellent, AI genetics. And since we are certifying as organic, it was a real benefit to start off with sheep that had already been thriving under organic management. Our sheep came home healthy, hardy, and have coped with the transition very well.
Importing ewes is a lot of extra work, both for the buyer and the seller. Kathy worked with us every step of the way, from helping us to figure out the legalities and paperwork required, getting the additional tattooing and vet checks, and helping us to make sure it all went as smoothly as possible.
Kathy has mentored us before, during, and since the purchase. As new shepherds, it has been great being able to pick up the phone and get answers to our (many) questions. Kathy has so much knowledge on natural sheep care, organic management, and she really appreciates and cares for the welfare of her sheep, even after they’ve left her farm.
It has been our privilege to work with Kind Horn Farm. Thanks, Kathy!
-- Erin Krekoski, Rocks End Farm, Catley, Quebec, Canada