100% Grass-fed Lamb

Our lamb is born, grown and finished in Colorado’s’ lush, nutritious, mountain grasses.   Herding keep the flock on fresh pastures daily as well as prevents the sheep from overgrazing. This produces a well-marbled, flavorful, and healthy lamb that you can feel good about feeding to your family.

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Our Dorper flock being admired by a group on a tour of Parker Pastures.

Our Dorper flock being admired by a group on a tour of Parker Pastures.

 

Order a Whole Lamb! (approx. $450 total)

  • $100 Deposit
  • $5.99/lb hanging weight (approx. 40-60 lbs) approx. You can expect about 55% of the hanging weight in cut and wrapped meat.
  • Processing $100 (Kinnikin Processing), $60 Hotchkiss Meats
  • Various Colorado Pickup Locations
  • Contact us here if you would like to host a pickup site

 

 

Our Dorper and Dorper/Katahdin cross ewes grazing in our headquarters pasture..

Our Dorper ewes grazing in our headquarters pasture.

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Buying our high quailty meats in bulk is the most affordable way to feed your family.  Bulk meats are priced by the hanging weight of the animal and does not include processing.

 

Our daughter many years ago had already decided she loved being a shepherdess.

Our daughter, many years ago,  already decided she loved being a shepherdess. Follow her Blog Here

 

Our flock is owned and operated by our daughter, and is composed primarily of heritage Dorper Haired sheep raised on exceptional pasture.  Our daughter absolutely loves the Dorper Breed and here’s some reasons why you will too!

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  • Dorper meat  possesses a delicate flavor.
  • It is mild, a flavor receptor, and can be used in many different ways and across varying platforms.
  • The flavor of Dorper grass-fed lamb is the “champagne of lamb” is succulent and juicy, well marbled yet not fatty… and simply delicious.
  • The sweet, delicate and complex flavor that is appreciated around the world is perfected here on our high mountain pastures.
  • As Dorper Lambs are bred for meat production, they tend to be more heavily muscled than wool breeds. This means that, pound per pound of carcass weight, you get more meat on the Dorper.
Rack of lamb!!!

Rack of lamb!!!

 

Dorpers are a fast-growing meat-producing sheep that is an easy-care animal that produces a short, light coat of wool and hair that is shed in late spring and summer. They have high fertility and maternal instinct, combined with high growth rates and hardiness. The breed has the characteristic black head as well as white heads (White Dorper). The ability of this breed to put grass into weight gain is remarkable. The breed is fertile and the percentage of ewes that become pregnant in one mating season is relatively high. Lambing intervals can be eight months. Consequently under good forage conditions and with good management the Dorper ewe can lamb three times in two years. Best of all they have a calm disposition and are naturally gentle – making them easy to work with.

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100%  Grass-Fed  Lamb is …

  • Good for You and Your Family
  • Good for the Animals
  • Good for the Land

 

 

GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

 Red meat harvested from grazing ruminants (bison, elk, deer, cattle, etc.) has sustained human cultures for thousands of years.   Grazing animals harvest low energy forages and convert  them into delicious, nourishing fats and meats.

A major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you.  It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA.

 

GOOD FOR THE ANIMALS!!

 

Choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products from grass-based farms is a highly effective way to enhance animal welfare.

Farm animals benefit when they are kept out of the feedlots and allowed to mature on pasture at a normal rate of growth and production. Factory farming compromises an animal’s health and well-being primarily though unnatural dietary and environmental stress. Feedlot diets are a recipe for animal discomfort and disease

Our animals are never shipped out of the Valley to endure  the inhuman and unhealthy conditions of feedlots.  They remain under our care their entire extended lives, eating a diet of fresh greens, exercising at will, getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and living a low-stress  and natural life.

We don’t use antibiotics or horomones because we don’t need to!  Our sheep are healthy!   Parker Pastures sheep live in a natural environment in which they can fully express their particular “animalness.”  They eat their fill of a wide diversity of plants, drink clean mountain water, bask in the sun, and interact within their natural social system.

 

GOOD FOR THE LAND!

We manage our flock to improve ecosystems and grow more forage.  By carefully controlling herd size and herd movement we attempt to mimic the natural disturbance of native ungulates on the landscape.  The sheep are managed so that they have a similar impact on the land as native grazers, therefore creating a impressive positive response from the native plants that evolved with them.

Properly managed grazing can increase soil carbon levels.  Plants are naturally programmed to remove carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the soil as carbon.  By growing more plants, we pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and sequester it into the soil.

Grass-fed Lamb leaves a light carbon footprint.   A  diet of grazed grass requires much less fossil fuel than a feedlot diet of dried corn and soy.