Finnsheep are a multi-purpose breed. In their native Finland, where they are known as Finnish Landrace Sheep, they are raised for meat, wool and pelts. In the United States, their primary use has been in cross-breeding programs to increase the lambing percentage of commercial flocks. Most of the Finnsheep in the USA are pure white. They are also readily available in black and black/white piebald (spotted). The wool has unmistakable luster and softness in shades from white through black. While the fleece is lightweight (5-6 lb.) it is highly praised by hand spinners as it blends easily with other fibers, has a long staple (3-6″), and a wool spinning count in the 50’s (24 to 31 microns). The Finnsheep is not a big sheep but it produces a lean, succulent meat with a light delicate flavor.

Website: Finnsheep Breeders Association

NSIP Breed Coordinator

Clark BreDahl
Mormon Trail Farms
1911 290th St.
Greenfield, IA 50849
phone: 641-745-2323

INSTRUCTIONS: If you put cursor over a pin and click the breeders information will appear. On some of the breeders maps the pins are so close together on the zoomed out map that you can not see all the pins marking individual breeders. For those situations I recommend clicking on the blue words below the map to see a larger version that also shows the list of breeders in alphabetical order along the side.

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