Swedish Gotland Pelt and Finnish Landrace Sheep

Swedish Gotland Pelt and Finnish Landrace Sheep


We have a fine selection of rams available for lease to approved homes. This is an ideal solution for people who would prefer not to have a ram permanantly residing on their land. We do have excellent rams for sale too and with careful management they are fine. The Finns and Gotlands are smaller than many other breeds and relatively easy. Although they are primarily bred for their fleece, the meat is very tasty and they are great foragers. They do well keeping the paddocks down and are healthy, strong animals. Most are very tame and very much in love with their food so trainable. We have a range of colours in the Gotland including a rare white fellow. The wool varies from very finely crimped through curls and longer waves. Our knitwear made from their fleeces is very popular and the raw and carded wool also sells well. 

We are looking for highly skilled craftspeople to make items for our Farm Store. Fair payment and conditions. Please email us describing your skills and if possible attaching photos.


Bruce and Davina Keen

Bates & Keen Family Farm

192 Mountain View Road

Hikurangi 0114

Tel: 09 433 8249

Email: keen.family@xtra.co.nz

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