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, and at that time I sold the whole
flock. 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 made
lambs available for purchase again this spring.
(Every lamb that I offered was sold.) 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; and of course we will
be publishing pictures, descriptions and prices
of the lambs as they arrive mid April into
June. Visit often and see pictures of the new
lambs!
Also note that I gave up my scrapie
enrollment in 2012 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
that I have followed myself!
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! BREEDING EWES for 2017
2016 LAMB
RESERVATION
LIST (3 Pages)
INTERVIEW WITH MUNDI
EVALUATION STATS!
Gary's Jewelry
NEW! 2017 Breeding Rams
NEW! WHY IS MANY AI SIRES GOOD?
Announcing the
birth of
ANGUS
MAXIMUS!!
KEY PAGE
KEY!