Order your next grass-fed grass-finished lamb pack for December, 2020!
Free on-farm pick up or $10 delivery in the metro Edmonton area. Reserve early to guarantee your order.
We have a small family farm near Leduc, Alberta and our lambs are raised on a rich grass diet.
We raise the Katahdin breed which has a hair coat instead of wool, so they produce less lanolin oil compared to wool sheep. This makes for a wonderful mild flavour.
We are proud of our holistic management practices. To learn more see below.
Our lamb sampler pack includes about 16 lbs of packaged cuts:
Cuts are wrapped in butcher paper and frozen.
Each whole lamb pack contains the following cuts:
Cuts are wrapped in butcher paper and frozen.
You choose the maximum size of whole lamb you would like:
|Approximate weight of cuts||Hanging weight||Cost|
|29 lbs||45 lbs||$384|
|32 lbs||50 lbs||$424|
|35 lbs||55 lbs||$464|
Freezer space: 32 lbs of packaged cuts fit in a box that is 24" long x 16" wide x 9" deep.
No surprises: We match you with a lamb closest to the weight you specify. You will not be charged for more than you ordered if your lamb is larger. If your lamb is smaller, you are only charged for the smaller size.
Price: We sell by our lamb for $8.50 / lb hanging weight which is approximately $13.25/lb of packaged cuts.
Packaged cuts weight versus hanging weight: Hanging weight (also called rail weight) is the weight of the carcass prior to being cut and wrapped. The weight of the packaged cuts is 60% to 70% of the hanging weight.
Katahdin ground is made using prime cuts and trim so it is leaner than lamb ground which is made from just trim.
Ground is wrapped in butcher paper and frozen in ± 1 lb packages.
Package pick up dates for 2020:
Pick up is on our farm located 10 minutes south of Leduc just off Highway 2. Directions will be sent by email. If you are unable to pick up your order on the date indicated, please contact us to coordinate another mutually agreeable date and time.
We offer free farm tours when you pick up a lamb pack so you can see how our lambs are raised.
We offer delivery in the metro Edmonton area for $10.
We will be in contact at the beginning of December to schedule a delivery time that works for you.
Our pastures and the hay we grow to feed our sheep are Certified Organic by Pro-Cert and our 2019 lambs will be Certified Organic.
Did you know... sheep in Canada never receive growth-promoting hormones because the practice is banned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
We don't administer pregnancy hormones such as progesterone to synchronize estrus in our ewes. This technique can be used so a group of ewes all conceive (and in theory then give birth) within a very narrow time frame. Administering pregnancy hormones isn't permitted under the Canadian Organic Standard and we are happy to just let nature handle the timing anyway!
The lambs we sell directly to consumers have never received antibiotics.
All our animals receive the best evidence-based veterinary care. If our veterinarian were to decide an antibiotic is required then the animal would be treated and would eventually be sold at auction into the conventional supply chain.
With that said, we have only had to use an antibiotic once: our breeding ewe "Pita" injured her hoof in 2014 and an antibiotic was prescribed for treatment.
All our lambs are born in mid-May on pasture. Lambing in May has so many benefits compared to year-round production systems:
We use rotational grazing which means our sheep are moved to new pasture weekly and only graze on the same piece of pasture twice a year. Rotational grazing helps reduce the sheep's exposure to parasites, allows the forage plants to regrow, and helps to reduce soil compaction.
We work with a dedicated veterinarian to maintain a flock health program which includes vaccination and parasite testing. We trim the hooves of our breeding stock twice a year to prevent overgrowth which can cause discomfort.
Katahdin sheep have hair which sheds, so they don't require shearing. Hair sheep don't need their tails docked as one would have to with wool sheep. We have a low stress handling system for vaccinations and hoof trimming.
Our flock is very calm and moving sheep around the farm requires nothing more than a nice alfalfa bale and they follow.
100% of our lambs are born on our farm, so we know their entire history and know they are raised under our strict management practices.
We have a "closed flock" which means we don't buy new ewes and instead only bring in new rams for breeding purposes. Keeping a closed flock helps to reduce the risk of introducing diseases.
Here are two of our rams: Eli and Dakota. They are from Montana and we are very pleased with the strong genetic traits they bring to our flock.
We use multiple layers of protection to keep our flock safe from predators such as coyotes and wandering dogs.
We use high-quality field fence, electric wire, and portable electric-mesh fencing to keep predators out.
We have a fantastic Maremma/Pyrenees livestock guardian dog named Leia who patrols inside our perimeter fence. In 2018 we adopted Rey, an Anatolian shepherd, to help Leia protect our flock.
Llamas naturally have a strong dislike for canines. Our guardian llama, Flare, lives exclusively with the sheep. She is very protective of her flock and is always on alert.
We love answering questions about our farm and our lamb. Please feel free to get in touch!