Zeus and lambs

Lamb (meat) for Sale

Yes, yes.  We know they are extremely cute.  But... our lambs are conscientiously raised to provide healthy, high quality, great tasting meat for our customers.  Lambs finished on grass have a much different flavor than lambs finished on grain.  Our customers certainly prefer our grass fed lambs.

We acquire bum lambs (newly birthed lambs rejected by mother ewes) from local ranches.  We bottle feed them by hand for several weeks until they can eat grass.  They are on our organic certified pasture all summer.  In the fall, if/when the grass is done and/or snow covers the ground, we feed them our organic certified hay.  We have three livestock guardian dogs that live with the lambs and protect the lambs from predators.  We use no antibiotics or growth hormones on our lambs.  When the lambs reach about 115 pounds, we schedule them to be butchered at Sturgis Meat Service.  

What We Offer for Sale

     •     Pasture raised and grass finished lamb

Approximate "live weight" is 100 to 120 pounds.  Each lamb will vary a bit.

"Hanging weight" is approximately 50 to 60% of "live weight".

"Packaged weight" is a bit less than "hanging weight".

Price per pound based on "hanging weight" still to be determined for 2016.  This covers the cost of the lamb, butchering, and packaging.

Customers purchase the whole lamb and receive it butchered and packaged into cuts (frozen).  

Our Process

Lambs napping with Zeus
A cute lamb
Bottle feeding a lamb
Zeus and a lamb
Michelle and lambs
lambs playing a game of dog pile
A lamb bottle feeding rack
Livestock guardian dogs with lambs
Zeus and a lamb
Building the lamb shelter
Building the lamb shelter

Michelle, at a night time bottle feeding session with two lambs

Zeus, encouraging a lamb to it's feet

Zeus is sometimes the subject of the game "dog pile"

Feeding time!

Rick and Michelle, building the lamb shed

It seems that Zeus thinks he is their mother

They soon graduate to the bottle feeding rack.  This goes much faster!

Mike and Michelle, working on the lamb shed

Zeus and some lambs

The livestock guardian dogs live with the lambs and keep them safe -- especially at night


How 'bout another game of "dog pile" now?

The livestock guardian dogs at work.  It is a tough job, but somebody must do it.  I pity any predator who tries to get one of these lambs.

We send the sheep hides to Pennsylvania for processing.  They are gorgeous when we get them back -- clean and soft.  If you are interested in purchasing a sheep hide, please contact us.

This is the cutest and funniest lamb video you will see today!  Visit the Bear Butte Gardens YouTube Channel for more videos.