The Canadian Arcott is one of the three Arcott breeds developed at the federal government research station in Ottawa between 1970 and 1985 and released to Canadian farms in the late 1980's.  Canadian Arcotts were the result of a crossbreeding program that included Ile de France and Suffolk, producing a new breed with strong meat characteristics.  It is a medium sized sheep, short and thick.  The lambs are fast growing, meaty animals that finish well for either the light or heavy lamb market.  They produce an excellent carcass with good meat to bone ratio.  The ewes are easy lambers and require low to medium maintenance.  They adapt well to either pasture or confinement management.  The rams make excellent terminal sires to improve meat characteristics on many other breeds. 


 Photo courtesy of Tracy Hagedorn 

Canadian Arcott Breeder Listings

 

Haystin' H. Enterprises

RR 3

Coronation, AB CANADA T0C 1C0

 

Don Johnston (EEJ)

Box 325

Donnelly, AB CANADA T0H 2G0

Tel: 780-925-2025

 

 John Lafrance

Box 6758

Bonnyville, AB CANADA T9N 2H2

jlafrance49@hotmail.ca

Tel: 780-524-7504

 

 Lakeland College (ONS)

Attention Farm Office

5707 College Dr

Vermilion, AB CANADA T9X 1K5

marisa.schuebel@lakelandcollege.ca

Tel: 800-661-6490

Tel: 780-583-8526

Fax: 780-853-8715

 

 Sue Lefebvre

Box 159

Langdon, AB CANADA T0J 1X0

ccgrower@platinum.ca

Tel: 403-936-5994

  

Charles Linwall

RR2 Box 12

Olds, AB CANADA T4H 1P3


Don Johnston (EEJ)

Box 325

Donnelly, AB CANADA T0H 2G0

Tel: 780-925-2025

 

Abigail Nikkel (RBCN)

Site 1 Box 1 RR 1

Picardville, AB CANADA T0G 1W0

abby2nikkel@gmail.com

Tel: 780-674-6805

 

Rebekah Nikkel (RBCN)

Site 1 Box 1 RR 1

Picardville, AB CANADA T0G 1W0

rebekahnikkel@gmail.com

Tel: 780-674-6805

 

Lorri Lyster (LN)

Box 24

Halkirk, AB CANADA T0C 1M0

sheepncats66@hotmail.com

Tel: 403-884-2625


Medicine Ridge Ovine (GUB)

Gerrit & Ute Brinkmann

RR 1

New Norway, AB CANADA T0B 3L0

brinkmann@equitopfarm.com

Tel: 780-855-2477

Fax: 780-855-2478



 

Rodney & Bernadette Nikkel (RBCN)

Site 1 Box 1 RR 1

Picardville, AB CANADA T0G 1W0

robenikkel@gmail.com

Tel: 780-674-6805

 

Barry & Diane Thomlinson (NKF)

22122 Township Rd 522

Sherwood Park, AB CANADA T8E 1G4

thom.b.d@syban.net

Tel: 780-922-3042

 

Tyler & Beatrice Untinen (TBU)

Box 309

Breton, AB CANADA T0C 0P0

4pearofapples5@gmail.com

Tel: 780-696-2028

 

Veteran Colony (VCSF)

Box 500

Veteran, AB CANADA T0C 2S0

vcwelding@cciwireless.ca

Tel: 403-575-2169

Fax: 403-575-2190