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Dedicated to the Conservation of Rare Breeds

Old Gjerpen Farm (OGF) is a link to the past and to the future. Named after the Gjerpen Church in Norway where Richard's family farmed for centuries, our farm is dedicated to help conserve rare breeds of Leicester Longwool sheep, American Milking Devon cattle and chickens for future generations to enjoy and cherish.

We specialize in offering small starter-flocks of genetically diverse, high quality, white and colored Leicester Longwool breeding stock. This is our way of introducing the importance of heritage breeds conservation to families and especially youth who can carry on this important mission. When you select OGF breeding stock, you are buying both proven quality and our personal commitment to provide professional support to beginning shepherds and cattlemen. We also offer high quality fleece and roving. We are happy to provide references.

In 1997 we initiated the Youth Conservation Program which awards ewe lambs from over ten rare breeds to qualified youth. Donna is past Vice President of the Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association. Richard has served on the Board of Directors, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. We are members of the Milking Devon Association.

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