Gotland wool; silky, lustrous, purling locks for spinning & a favorite wool of felters.
Gotland pelt; prized world-wide.
Gotland meat; mild, good flavored and close-grained.
Gotland sheep; robust, resilient, bright, active and friendly.
Gotlands are easy to lamb, have a high lambing rate, produce abundant milk and
have strong mothering instincts.
Gotland sheep are very inquisitive, making them an entertaining sheep breed to own.
They are a hardy breed; adaptable to a variety of management systems.
The original Gotland sheep club in the United States dedicated to the development
of the Gotland Sheep breed in North America.
TRUE MULTIPURPOSE BREED
GSBANA recognizes purebred Gotland sheep genetics imported from any country. These currently include Sweden, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
GSBANA accepts all colors to the registry; traditional Gotland grey, white, black and brown.
CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
GOTLAND SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
OF NORTH AMERICA
GSBANA MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and protect the Gotland sheep breed in North America.
Emphasis will be placed on establishing and maintaining a population of healthy and robust Gotland sheep in North America who conform to the established European breed standards. It is of primary importance to maintain the unique qualities of the Gotland breed.
Gotlands are a family
75% ram from Bluefaced Leicester & Border Leicester foundation stock.
90.625% ewe from imported Swedish semen and her 90.625% naturally bred ram lamb.
Saga Sheep at Larson Farms
GSBANA allows transfers of Gotland cross sheep to its registry which meet the record/registration requirements. See "Recording/Registering Sheep" under the "Breed Standard & Requirements" link below.
ITS ALL ABOUT THE WOOL.....Well almost.
See the tab below to learn about the versatility and advantages of Gotland wool.
WHY SWEDISH GOTLAND SHEEP?
Gotland sheep have one of the most lustrous & silky fibers of any sheep breed. Gotland Gray wool does not discolor in sun exposure.
Gotlands are a relatively small breed making them an ideal small farm livestock alternative. They are naturally hornless & short tailed. Their friendly, calm and non-flighty manner makes Gotlands the perfect choice for children and families.