ICELANDICS NORTH
Welcome to the home page of
ICELANDICS NORTH
(formerly Northern Maine Icelandics)
home of high quality purebred
ICELANDIC SHEEP,
one of the most hardy and useful
breeds of sheep in the world today.
This highly intelligent, interactive
breed is known for it's colorful wool,
tender fine flavored meat, easy
lambing, fast growth, and
excellent dairy capabilities.
Icelandics North,
(formerly Northern Maine Icelandics)
specializes in offering the very best
of the icelandic breed to only a few
discriminating customers every year.
Trained in Iceland in the Icelandic method of
selecting and evaluating for the finest
examples of this breed, we at times in the
past have used semen from Iceland's finest
rams in a state of the art vaginal AI
procedure developed by  research scientist
and veterinarian
Thorstein Olafsson, PHD.
The application of these new methods,
as well as the knowledgeable use of other
aspects of breeding and animal husbandry
has given our shepherd the distinction of
having produced an
Icelandic ram with the
greatest statistical measurements known
anywhere in the world in the last twelve
years, and at this time (2015),
possibly the
worlds meatiest
EWE! Her measurements
are incredible! (
CLICK HERE)
Here at ICELANDICS NORTH
we specifically breed for a superb world-class
meat conformation, with heavy muscling and  
as little fat as possible, but without ignoring
wool quality,  mothering, or milking abilities.
Feel free to contact us at our e-mail
address
garyjh@twc.com or call us at  
(207)768-7113, or (207) 425-7113

ICELANDICS NORTH
NOTE!!
In 2005 I shut down my sheep  business in
order to devote more time to my
jewelry
business. At that time I sold the whole flock
to THE LAVENDER FLEECE. A few months
later, I missed the sheep so much that I
started up a flock again, and over the last ten
years I have been quietly reacquiring
animals, carefully planning the breedings, and
now this year (2016) I plan to make lambs
available for purchase again this spring. I
have rebuilt this website with new pictures in
the"How do Your Animals Compare" pages,
as well as the  "Breeding Ewes" and
"Breeding Rams" sections, with descriptions
of who was bred to whom this winter 2015;
and of course we will be publishing pictures,
descriptions and prices of the lambs as they
arrive late April into June. Visit often and see
pictures of the new lambs!
Also note that I gave up my scrapie
enrollment after I had a heart attack because
I decided to slowly reduce the flock little by
little through attrition until there were none
left. Much to my surprise I recovered enough
to be enthusiastic again about the sheep and
started rebuilding the flock.
The consequence of that is that
to flocks
that are scrapie enrolled
, I can only
sell RAMS.
 Aphis does allow that
without the scrapie status of the flock being
affected. But to flocks NOT in the scrapie
program, I can sell
both rams and ewes.
If you are a history buff, you may be aware of
the fact that our nation's first president,
George Washington who also was a sheep
breeder, advised those who wanted to improve
the quality of their flock QUICKLY and
effect the most profound change for
excellence, that
they should buy a superb
RAM!
 Good advice I'd say!
ABOUT US
BREED DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
AI PROGRAM
Contact Info:
See Tolkis' EVALUATION STATISTICS!!
Gary J. Holcombe,
shepherd
Name:
Email:
Some AI SIRES from the last 20+ years
RETIRED FARM BRED RAMS
Retired/sold BREEDING EWES
PRICING POLICY
garyjh@twc.com
Vaginal AI Trip to Iceland
How Do Your Animals Compare?
MORE RETIRED AI SIRES
NEW! NEW BREEDING EWES for 2016
2016 LAMB
RESERVATION
LIST (3 Pages)
INTERVIEW WITH MUNDI
EVALUATION STATS!
Gary's Jewelry
NEW! 2016 Breeding Rams
NEW! WHY IS MANY AI SIRES GOOD?
Announcing the
birth of
ANGUS
MAXIMUS!!
KEY PAGE
KEY!