This Years Highlights

May 2, 2013

We have sold almost our entire flock of Icelandics.  We have 2 remaining, our oldest ewe (Laverne) and ram (Starsky), both at 7 years old!  While I will definitely miss raising this wonderful breed, I also look forward to the new chapter in our life.

April 20, 2013

With more demanding work schedules, and an increasingly congested calendar, we have decided to liquidate our remaining Icelandic flock. See the write-up to the right for more details.

November 19, 2011

Breeding season is in full force! We have put in one of our VAI offspring to work for us this year. He has a beautiful white coat of some of the softest wool we have felt on a ram! He is a very good looking 2 year old with a gentle temperment, nice hornset that stays away from the face, and has what my wife thinks is a very intelligent look about him. His sire is Prins from Iceland, and we are very excited to maintain those Prins genetics throughout our flock.

June 9, 2011

Our Flock Reduction Sales has been a huge success! We will be maintaining a small flock of Icelandic ewes with a couple of rams in reserve, focusing primarily on VAI breeding to get a more diverse genetic base in our flock. We will also be focusing on establishing our flock of Royal Whites® in order to provide breeding stock and locker lambs to fit the needs and desires of our customers.

March 31, 2011

Lambing has started! The first signs of spring are here with the robins singing and the lambs bouncing.

September 13, 2010

We survived another trip to the Wisconsin Sheep and Fiber Festival! This year, we were able to hear the judge comment on our fleeces. And what a suprise! All 5 of fleeces had everything from good to great comments! In placing, we got 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place with our other fleece getting the unplaced 5th in the Natural Colored - Double Coated division. Congratulations go out to our two oldest children! They each submitted one fleece into the Junior Show and they placed 2nd and 3rd! Being re-judged in the adult show, they placed 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Rum River Icelandics

Al Birnbaum

14292 170th Street, Milaca, Mn. 56353

ph. 320.250.4085

email: al_birnbaum@rumrivericelandics.com

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