Katahdins are hair sheep. Unlike wool sheep, they should completely shed their hair in the summer and never require sheering. They can lamb up to twice per year and often have twins or triples. Hair sheep are raised specifically for meat as they produce no wool.
We do have a few other hair sheep crosses but mostly focus on katahdins.
Our sheep are raised exclusively on pasture with high quality, free choice minerals throughout spring, summer and into the all. Throughout the winter, we feed high quality hay, continue with free choice minerals and supplement with a small amount of grain (grown on our farm), as needed to maintain the body condition of our flock. We use no hormones!
Our lamb meat does not have a strong taste like what you may have experienced from grocery store bought lamb! (Most Lamb meat in the grocery store is imported from New Zealand or Australia unless specifically labeled American Lamb.) Our Lamb meat is lean and mild, yet very tasty. Grass fed meat is generally more flavorful, and from a fat breakdown content, healthier than grain fed meat.
Exclusively grass fed Katahdin Wether - born March 2020.
Exclusively grass fed Katahdin Wether. Born March 2020.
3/4 Katahdin x 1/4 Saint Croix Ram Lamb. Born June 2020. Available the end of August 2020. $130.
Our Lamb Meat is sold as "exclusively grass fed" or "grass fed" with no hormones ever. Our "exclusively grass fed" lambs have never been fed grain (never gone through a winter when limited, farm grown grain is supplemented). Our "grass fed" lambs are guaranteed to not have had any grain in at least 6 months prior to slaughter.
We use a USDA meat processor. Lamb will come packaged and processed into specific cuts according to customers preference.
Exclusively Grass Fed
Half a Lamb - $8.00 / pound hot hanging carcass weight. (About 20#)
Half a Lamb - $7.50 / pound hot hanging carcass weight. (About 20#)
Exclusively Grass Fed
Whole Lamb - $7.00 /pound hot hanging carcass weight. (About 40#)
Whole Lamb - $6.50 /pound hot hanging carcass weight. (About 40#)
The Lamb will be cut and packed according to what you desire. Price per pound, based on hanging weight, includes price of processing.
Please note that the final pounds of packaged meat is typically about 10% less than hanging weight due to some dehydration which occurs with cold aging and some waste associated with bones and trimming.
Contact us with any questions, regarding availability or to be placed on our waiting list for a Lamb.