The sheep are an important part of overall pasture health as they will eat the broad leaf plants that the horses and cattle will not. While sheep are more subject to predation than our larger herbivores, we manage the farm to include wildlife as part of an overall healthy ecosystem. We take a holistic approach to predator control through the use of lights and keeping the flock close to the barn at night when necessary.
The lambs are taken to an inspected processing facility when they weigh approximately 80 - 100 lbs. A whole lamb will produce about 35 lbs of meat for the table and half lamb, 18 lbs.