We raise grass-fed lamb from our small flock of 10 Katahdin ewes. The sheep graze on six acres of mixed grass and legumes pasture. We use grazing practices that allow us to extend the grazing season into early winter. When the sheep are not on pasture, we feed hay and a small amount of whole grain during the coldest part of the year.
You can now place your order for fall of 2013. There is a $75 deposit due to secure your lamb. The balance is due at slaughter. Please send deposit by check to Brian Depew, 1742 County Road 19, Lyons, NE 68038. Or pay online here.
How much will it cost?
Your actual cost will be $4.95 per pound hanging weight. A 100 pound lamb will have a hanging weight of about 40 pounds and a cut weight (meat in your freezer) of about 25 pounds. The total cost is around $200 for the lamb.
You also pay the butcher directly $50 for processing. You will choose exactly how the lamb is cut, and can expect a mix of cuts such as roasts, steaks, stew meat and ground lamb.
How much meat will I get?
The exact amount of meat will vary based on the size of the lamb. A 100lb lamb will have a hanging weight of about 40lbs. The cut weight (meat in your freezer) will be around 25lbs.
The meat from a whole lamb will fit in about 2 grocery bags. A whole dressed lamb will fit in most refrigerator freezers.
You will choose exactly how the lamb is cut, but you can expect a mix of cuts that you would see in the grocery store such as roasts, steaks, stew meat and ground lamb. You will have lots of options.
Our lambs are raised 100% on rotationally grazed grass. Grass-fed lamb has 2-4 times more omega-3s than grain-fed meat. Grass-fed lamb is also lower in LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). The breed of sheep we raise, Katahdin, are bred to produce great tasting meat on a grass-fed diet.
Details About Ordering
Deposit is non-refundable. Checks for the lamb can be made out to Brian Depew. A separate check is required to pay the processor. Delivery or pickup will be by mutual arrangement.