(Front left-right) Kaye Lynn, Carol, Karen
(Back) Tom & Phil Messenger
with running a grain farm in northwest Ohio, we
spend our "spare time" with family, and raising
a flock of QUALITY Hampshire Sheep. Our flock officially
started in 1979, following a lifetime of showing 4-H
market lambs and a few Hampshire breeding sheep. The
original flock of 25 head was first known as "Wagner
Hamps" of Edison, Ohio. In 1993 Tom & Carol were joined
hand in hand in marriage, and the flock became known as
"Wise Hamps." Today the sheep reside on the flat, but
highly productive farm ground of Hancock County in
Findlay, Ohio and were the life long 4-H projects on the local,
state and national level for Karen & Kaye Lynn. In
2016 Phil & Karen were married and we are excited to
have him as our son in law.
To improve our flock through
the years, we have carefully selected quality bloodlines
from premiere breeders throughout the country. Our
primary focus has been acquiring excellent sires with
the correct DNA influence, and continuing our success
working with the immune support therapy to all but
eliminate the antibiotic needs to "emergency only level"
in the flock. Due to the
demands for affordable, yet very competitively producing
sheep, we maintained the flock between 30-40 head. Our goal is
to continue advancing the flock to meet the demands of
Take I-75 into Findlay,
exit on RT. 15 E (at the Pioneer Sugar Silos). Stay
on RT. 15 for about 7 miles SE of Findlay. Exit on
State Route 37 and turn South. After turning South
on RT. 37 Drive over the over pass, and County Road
172 is the first immediate intersection. Turn East
or make a left turn on CR 172. We are first house on
From State Route 15
Exit on State Route 37 and
turn South. After turning South on RT. 37 Drive over the
over pass, and County Road 172 is the first immediate
intersection. Turn East or make a left turn on CR 172.
We are first house on the right.
Look for our sign out front!