Our WSDA Certified Organic grassfed and finished lamb has no comparison. The meat is tender, lean and nutritious, with a sophisticated flavor profile that's mild, sweet and meaty. WSDA orders of whole or half lambs may be customized to your liking, with crowd pleasing cuts including rib and loin chops, shanks, shoulder roasts, kabob cubes, stew chunks and ground meat for easy dinners.
Consistent with all offerings, our lambs are never fed nor given antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids, stimulants or ionophores, and our fields do not receive herbicides or pesticides, bringing you a healthier product from a sustainable ranching operation. Our ranch has the very difficult to attain WSDA Organic Certification on its pastures and animals.
Our Grassfed Lambs are Southdown / Texel cross and Suffolk / Hampshire cross, both of which are known to excel on pasture eating grass and only grass. Texel meat is #1 in muscle score, lean, tender and low in intra seam fat, yielding a generous loin eye (lamb chops). With the Southdown influence our meat will have a wonderful mild flavor.
Lamb is Lean
On average, a 3-ounce serving of lamb has only 175 calories and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition for lean. According to FDA guidelines, lean meat has less than 10 grams of fat, less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces).
Lamb is Nutrient Rich
Because lamb naturally contains many essential nutrients, it is an easy fit for healthy diets. On average, lamb is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, and selenium while still being a good source of iron and riboflavin. All of this within an average of 175 calories per 3-ounce serving makes lamb naturally nutrient-rich.
We sell our lambs in whole and half orders according to WSDA guidelines and occasionally USDA cut and wrapped when supplies are available.
WSDA Whole and Half Orders: Each WSDA package includes a variety of chops, ribs, steaks, shanks, ground and stew meats and may be customized to your liking. Cut sheets are available on our website here, but if you need help we recommend the cut guide at The American Lamb site. Per WSDA guidelines, all our animals are sold by live weight (which includes head, hooves, bones, blood, offal etc). For sheep, the live weight varies from approximately 90-130 pounds. The hanging weight (after removal of head, hooves, most bones, offal, etc.) is about 50% of the live weight. The actual meat you receive (boxed weight) will be less due to the cutting away of the remaining bones and fat. We are able to provide you with the average weight of a goat for estimating purposes, but each animal is different and your final price will reflect this. The butchering fee is calculated into the purchase price, but will need to be paid directly to the butcher; the exact amount will be tallied based on boxed weight. Once your meat is ready, it can be picked up at the ranch or our affiliated drop point in Bellevue.
USDA Cuts: If supplies are available, we offer USDA pieces that are cut, portioned, wrapped and freezer-ready so customers can try a couple chops or a few pounds of ground without committing to a whole purchase. Call or email to see what's available.