Our flock of Katahdin sheep are 100% pasture-raised and never fed corn or soybean feeds, with hay supplemented in winter after winter stockpiled pastures are grazed. Utilizing management-intensive rotational grazing, we are simulating the massive bison herds on the plains of North America from generations ago, thus improving the health of our soil, the health of the pasture, and the health of the flock. Moving the flock with high frequency and supplementing the flock with organic, free-choice minerals keeps the flock in optimal health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Deposits for grass-fed lamb wholes or halves are accepted in the online shop or in-person in the farm store.
Lambs Born on Pasture
Our ewes begin lambing in May when the pastures are lush and the weather is favorable--replicating natural systems (i.e. deer fawns drop in May/June in PA). Pasture is abundant and within days a lamb will begin learning from its mother which plants to eat. By the second day, a lamb is able to keep up with the flock--and fast enough to evade our attempts at capture for ear tagging and weighing.
A Lambs Diet
A sheep's diet consists of about 40% forbs and woody brush--plants most would mislabel as "weeds." Our pastures are not mowed, allowing an abundance of wildflowers and other native forbs to grow, which with their deeper root structures are able to pull minerals from deeper in the soil profile to the surface. The sheep prefer these plants first after a move to a new field because of the mineral concentrations and health benefits they provide--nature's immune boosters!
100% Grass-Fed Meat
After about 7 months of rotationally grazing fresh pasture and sequestering carbon into our soils the lambs will reach an approximate market weight of 90-100 lbs, yielding 40-50% finished cuts depending upon customer cut preferences. 100% clean, genuinely all-natural protein fed by sunlight and fresh pasture.