Grass-Fed Lamb Share (Deposit Only)
Our next processing date is Fall 2017!
2017 lamb shares are $7.00/lb hanging weight.
Please be aware that if you choose Cash On Delivery (COD) as your payment option upon checkout that your spot will not be reserved until we actually have your deposit.
We chose to primarily raise Katahdin sheep for four reasons: their ability to thrive on pasture, hardiness, unassisted lambing ability, and meat quality. Our lambs spend their whole existence rotating through fresh pasture on our farm. The meat is leaner than what you would expect from grain-finished store-bought lamb, with a deeper and cleaner flavor.
Why purchase a lamb share?
You are buying part of an animal, and you get the meat at wholesale value, while still getting to control which cuts you receive. That means the more expensive cuts are the same price as ground meat. You own everything on that part of the animal (if you want it), so you are entitled to bones, fat, and organs, in addition to the meat.
How does this work?
The deposit secures your share, and then we will bill you the remainder once the animals are processed and we know the hanging weight. We will send you a reminder when we bring the animals in for processing so you can call your cut order in to the processor. After the meat is ready we will bring the meat back to the farm and make arrangements for you to pick it up.
How much meat to expect:
Our lambs average 40-50 lbs hanging weight, so the amount of space you need will depend on your share size and what you want from your part of the animal. If you choose not to get any bones, fat, or organs back, you can expect to lose about 25-30% from hanging weight to packaged weight.
We recommend to plan 1 cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 lbs of meat. If you're like most people and don't have much freezer space, there are often great deals to be found on Craigslist for deep freezers. The money you save on buying bulk meat shares will pay for the freezer!