Ranching is a 24/7 job. Most family farmers and ranchers are dependent on their own labor and that usually means there are no “snow days”. Livestock must always be tended to no matter what else is happening. The vast majority of Americans are 3 or more generations removed from the rigors of farm life. Yet they are dependent on farmers and ranchers to supply safe, healthy, affordable food. Here we are feeding the sheep, on time, in a mid February blizzard.
Our next lamb crop is due in April. Feeding our Navajo-Churro ewes on time and with the correct amounts is essential to healthy lamb development. Especially in the third trimester where most of the growth happens and thus the greatest demand on the ewe’s resources.
We are currently taking orders for our 2018 grass fed lambs. We have a processing date is March 28th at Sunnyside Meats in Durango Colorado. WE DO NOT SHIP MEAT.
We will reserve your lamb on a first come, first serve basis. Please let us know if you are interested in reserving a lamb by using our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon. As of January 26, 2018 we have 4 lambs left.
We sell by live weight. Live weights this year will range from 90 to 120 pounds. We will send you a final invoice one week prior to processing. Unless otherwise arranged you will be responsible for paying processing fees to Sunnyside Meats and picking your meat up in Durango CO.
We are pleased to be working with consumers who are interested in supporting local agriculture and local heritage breeds. Our animals are grass fed and have access to pasture. They are not fed any grain, antibiotics or hormones in their diet. Our sheep are treated humanely and receive appropriate medical care when needed. In 2017 we helped get 5 new producers started with our breeding stock. This includes donating breeding stock to Navajo youth.
Navajo-Churro still have good instincts and social structure. Jewel has taken on the role of matriarch. She is 7 years old. She leads the flock out and back. She watches out for danger and checks suspicious things out while the others continue to graze. She is not a pet, but is compliant when we need her to be.
These are two the ewe lambs we are holding back as replacements in our breeding flock primarily because of their genetics and because they are fabulous in their looks and confirmation to breed standards.
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