Bauernhof Lamb

Grass is good…

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me by still waters. He restores my soul

— Psalm 23:2-3.

Pasture-raised, grass-fed, grass-finished lamb: $15/lb ground or kabob meat

Whole lamb, cut to your specifications: $8/lb hanging weight + processing fee Processing fee is usually $75 per animal.

See our page for whole lamb for more information.

Our sheep are raised and finished on pasture. Sheep are herbivores, and they were never designed to eat large amounts of grains. They can actually die if given too much grain too fast (grain poisoning). Many lamb producers feed grains on a regular basis because the animals do like it and the animals grow faster with it. But that doesn’t mean it’s good for them in large, regular amounts. With that said, our sheep do get a very small amount of alfalfa pellets (alfalfa is not a grain), about a handful each, when they are moved from one pasture to the next. This little treat makes moving our animals an enjoyable and stress-free routine.

Grassy hills during a Tennessee summer at the Bauernhof.
One of our ewes with her newly delivered lamb.

Our sheep are given free-choice, organic, kelp-based mineral and vitamin mix to provide minerals and trace minerals that may not be found in our pastures.

We raise Katahdin Hair Sheep. These sheep do not have wool which needs to be sheared. Instead they have a coat of hair that gets thick in the Winter and sheds in the Spring.

Another of our ewes with her day-old lamb.

The meat from Katahdin Hair Sheep, especially when grass-fed and grass-finished, is relatively lean. I believe it is a combination of the breed and the grass-feeding that gives them a fantastic lamb flavor without too much gaminess that causes some people not to like lamb. I personally believe that grass-fed and grass-finished Katahdin lamb is some of the best lamb I have ever eaten. And I have personally eaten lamb around the world.

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