Purchasing a Whole Lamb
CURRENT LAMB STATUS: SOLD OUT UNTIL SPRING 2014. Read on for more information about what a whole lamb entails, how much it costs, and more. For general information about our Tunis sheep, the benefits of grass-fed lamb, and our livestock management practices, please click here!
How much does a lamb cost?
The price for a whole lamb is $7 per pound and is based on the lamb's hanging weight--hanging weights generally run from 45 to 55 pounds.
How do I order?
You can order your lamb by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not require a deposit, so all you need to provide us with at this point is your name, how many lambs you want to order, and your cut list for each one. We take orders on a first-come, first-served basis untill all lambs are sold.
How do I make my cut list?
The different sections of a lamb and the typical cuts you can choose from are listed below. Copy this list into your email and customize it by choosing ONE cut from each section of the lamb and deleting the other options on that line. (Alternative cuts are available for some sections of the lamb--we don't recommend them for first-time lamb buyers, but if you already have experience cooking lamb and have cut preferences not listed here, we can likely accommodate them.)
LEG: American leg OR whole leg
(by getting the leg cut in the American fashion you'll end up with 4 separate shanks; if you choose the whole leg, you'll have 2 separate shanks)
SIRLOIN: Stew meat OR ground meat
LOIN: Loin chops OR loin roast
RACK: Rack roast OR rib chops OR French rib chops
SHOULDER: Shoulder roast OR stew meat OR ground meat
BREAST: Stew meat OR ground meat
NECK: Neck roast OR ground meat
SHANK: Shanks OR ground meat
We're happy to answer questions about the different cuts and what they entail. We can also provide recipes for specific cuts to give you a jumping off point if you're new to cooking with lamb, so just let us know if there are certain cuts you know you'll need recipes for.
How long will it be until my lamb is ready?
Every lamb is a custom order, so you can expect the process to take approximately 4-6 weeks from the time you place your order until the time your lamb is ready for pickup. It takes about 2-3 weeks for us to get on the processor's schedule once we finalize your order, and another 2-3 weeks for the processor to slaughter, hang, cut, and package the lamb and for us to pick it up and bring it back to the farm.
How do I get my lamb once it's ready, and how do I pay for it?
When your lamb is ready, we'll notify you via email and set up a day and time for you to pick up your lamb at the farm. The meat will be frozen, so be sure to bring a large cooler and some ice for the drive home! Payment is due in full at pick-up. We accept cash, check, or credit card; checks should be made payable to "Red Fern Farm."
If you have any questions, please do let us know and we'll be happy to answer them!