The real deal.

Grass fed, just like nature intended it. Our flock of Katahdin Sheep are rotated around our farm to fresh ground throughout the warm seasons and feed local hay during the winter. It’s pretty simple, sheep thrive on grass alone so why complicate things with adding grain to their diet? We don’t!

 
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Does grass fed matter?

YES! Sheep are perfectly”designed” to not only live on grass alone, but thrive on it! They can carry multiple lambs, make milk to nurse their young and really put on their weight with access to high quality forage. Grasses, legumes, and even brush provide them with just about everything they need to live a happy, healthy life. Their presence on our farm is important. In fact, the ground under our feet is dependent on grazers to live. The microbes in the soil help break down the sheep’s manure and make it available for the grasses. Every year we notice our pasture getting stronger, greener and doing a better job at feeding our flock. The two are connected! The more grass our sheep eat, the more carbon the plants sequester. You read that right, grass fed sheep are doing their part to reverse climate change!

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Hands on Management

We keep tabs on each and every sheep in our flock. Our small scale farming model allows us to get to know our livestock on a very personal level. They have names, they come when they are called and they LOVE chin scratches! More importantly, we know each of them so well we can sense when something is off just by glancing at them. And since we are with them daily we can catch problems before they become life threatening.

Grass finished lamb prices:

  • Leg of lamb: $17/Ib

  • Sirloin lamb chops: $16/|b

  • Rib lamb chops: $12/Ib

  • Shanks: $6-14

  • Kabobs: $10

  • Riblets: $10

  • Ground lamb: $12/Ib

  • Shoulder-bone-in (for slicing): $12/Ib

  • Bones: $10/Ib

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Lambing

Our favorite time of the year! Welcoming the lambs is so much fun. We really enjoy the guessing games that come along with that time of the year. Although we rarely are witness to it, its a beautiful thing to see new life enter the world. Katadhin Sheep are excellent mothers, able to give birth alone and nurture their young right from the start. We cull hard for strong mothering instincts and it pays off in the long haul.