About Richert Ranch

At Richert Ranch we believe you are what you eat.  
That's why we raise health food!  Have you ever
opened the egg of a free range hen next to a store
bought egg?  The free range egg is so yellow it's
almost orange whereas the store bought egg is a weak,
pale yellow.  The same is true in the grocers meat
department.  If you feed an animal growth hormones
and antibiotics you will eat the growth hormones and
antibiotics in the animals product.  If you feed the
animal natural food like grass and clover the animal
will get vitamins and minerals and in the animals
final product you will too.  Our farm is located in
northern Indiana and we believe in education.  
Contact us if your interested in an educational tour.
What's New?
We had a great time at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this May! We came home with
Champion and Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ewe, Reserve Champion White Lincoln Ram,
Best White Lincoln Fleece on the hoof and Best Black Lincoln Fleece on the hoof.
Lately, we also have gotten involved with the Livestock Conservancy's 'Shave 'Em to Save 'Em'
Program- see www.livestockconservancy.org for more details. We are currently getting fleeces
ready for the wool show at the Indiana State Fair, and getting ready to take our sheep to the
Michigan Fiber Festival- see you there!
Richert Ranch
As you can probably tell the store
bought egg yolks are on the right
and our egg yolk is on the left.
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Jeanne poses with us and the judges from the
UK, Ian and Louise Fairburn, at the Maryland
Sheep and Wool Festival after winning
Champion White Lincoln Ewe and Best White
Lincoln Fleece on the sheep.
Above- A peek inside two Lincolnfolk fleeces.
Vesper, Galadriel's daughter, snuggles in
the straw. She is a purebred Lincoln.
Above- Cosette and her 2016 ewe lamb,
Captain Phasma, relax after a big day. Who
would have guessed she would grow up and
join the bagpipe band one day?
Above- Our three yearling ewes at the
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Left is
Elsie, who won Reserve Champion White
Lincoln Ewe, center is Jeanne, who won
Champion White Lincoln Ewe and Best White
Fleece on the animal, and right is Gloria.
Below- One of the judges inspects Jeanne's
Above- Pipa poses for the
camera.  Her fleece won the
White Lincoln Ewe class and
went on to be named Champion
Overall Ewe Fleece at the 2016
Tennessee State Fair.
Above- Mother's first kisses. Polly dotes
on her newborn lamb.
The Richert Ranch bagpipe band: Captain Phasma and
Tommy the sheep, Dad, Alaina, Mom, and Sabrina, had
a lot of fun playing at the 2017 MI Fiber Festival.  
2017 Was a great year at the fleece shows.
The Indiana State Fair (clockwise from top left)
Cosette- Champion Natural Colored,
Marguerite-Youth Show Champion, Alexis- Reserve
Champion Natural Colored, and Penelope- Reserve
Champion White
Roxy has grown up and had her own beautiful twins this year.
Above are Roxy's babies just hours old.
Thankful for ewe. Roxy getting a hug from her shepherdess.
Above- a pile of cute snuggled together in
the straw.
Left- Nancy
and her boy
ruminate on
the day.
Right- Shhhh,
Coecoe and
her twins
catch some