Icelandic Sheep in Montana

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Isaih 40:11

For more information on the Icelandic Breed visit the Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America website


We began looking at sheep in search of a source for our own grassfed lamb. When visiting a fellow goat breeder we were able to view her Icelandics and fell in love. Icelandic Sheep are descendants of the sheep Vikings brought to Iceland many years ago. Genetically Icelandics are the same as they were 1100 years ago. They are arguably the oldest and purest domesticated sheep breed in the world today. A medium sized short tailed sheep, the market lambs will start to reach their ideal finish weights of 70-100 pounds off of grass and hay alone. This has positioned the Icelandic breed to fit well in the movement towards grass-based farming, enabling “natural” and organic farmers to utilize the Icelandic breed.  Icelandics are a true triple purpose breed giving roughly 3lbs of milk per day, and offering 5lbs of beautiful fiber.  As a mountain breed Icelandics have a milder flavor to their meat than their lowland cousins. Lean and tender Icelandic lamb is known for it's gourmet flavor. Breeders report even older ewes and rams retain this mild flavor and can still be enjoyed as an older animal. Icelandics have also been used on dairy's for high milk yields and mild sweet creamy milk. The sheep also have a sought after wool. We are delighted to be offering Registerd polled Icelandic sheep in Montana. We are also seasonally offering grassfed lamb, please contact us to reserve yours today.
Charis Farms