After several years of researching sheep breeds for our semi-arid climate, we have found a breed we are very excited about! We have decided to raise an African breed called a Dorper. It is raised specifically for meet production and sheds its coat every spring. The lamb is known for its excellent quality and texture as well as its mild flavor. This particular breed thrives on pastures in the harshest of arid climates. We believe it will fit in perfectly in our program! It is a beautiful animal with a really nice body structure, normally pure white with either a white head or a black head. They appear to be very friendly and inquisitive.
They tend to be good mothers and keep their lambs a little longer than the standard ewes around Colorado. We will be getting our breeding stock at the same time as the lambs this year. A special pasture as been grown just for them. They will have a llama to protect and keep them company. We will also need a trained Border Collie to move them from pasture to pasture, and to bring them up to the farmstead from time to time.
Cuts of meat will include blade roast or chops, shoulder chops, leg of lamb (roast) or steaks, loin chops, riblets, neck bones, ground lamb and a shank. Take home will be around 55# for a while lamb. There will be an additional $80 cost for processing a whole lamb that you will pay to Valley Packing.
The deposit is due at the time of your order. The remainder needs to be paid by August first. We anticipate the lambs will be ready sometime in August or September.
How much lamb do you need?
Half a Lamb - $100 deposit at sign-up; Plus $75 due August 1.
Whole Lamb - $175 deposit at sign-up; plus $175 due August 1.
Please send us your name and phone number via email. Payment can be sent to:
Monroe Organic Farms llc.
25525 WCR 48
Kersey, CO 80604