Whole lamb/goat cost = $7/lb. Hanging weight plus processing. We use several local slaughterhouses for our custom processing. Custom processing costs are usually $85/ lamb (Price set by processor). Your lamb will be cut to your specifications, vacuum packed, labeled, weighed, and frozen.
A custom whole lamb/goat in vacuum sealed packaging. This where you get to tell us exactly how you would like your lamb/goat to be cut.
Cost = $7/hanging weight + $85 (Processing Cost) A standard whole lamb/goat packed in Ziploc bags includes: 4 leg shanks, 2 leg roasts, 2 shoulders, 2 racks, loin chops, and sliced neck chops. Cost = $7/hanging weight + $50 (Processing Cost)
Approximately how much do I pay for a lamb?
For simplicity, let’s assume your lamb’s hanging weight is 50 lbs. Most of our lambs weigh between 50 – 70 lbs. hanging weight. 50 lbs. x $7 = $ 300 Plus processing fee: (Custom cut) $85 + $300 = $385, (Standard cut) $50 + 300 = $350.
A fuel surcharge based on mileage will be applied if we deliver your order to your home.
How much meat is on a lamb or a goat?
Hanging Weight– also known as dressed weight or carcass weight – is what you get when you remove the parts that are inedible like the hide, feet, head, some of the bones and most of the innards. The dressing percentage for most lambs is about 54%. A 100 lb. lamb will have a hanging weight or dressed weight of approx. 54 lbs.
Is that how much I take home?
No. You take home the finished cuts or “yield”. The percentage of the hanging weight that remains is called the “yield” and is generally between 55% - 70% of hanging weight. This percentage varies based on a number of factors including:
Bone-in vs. boneless cuts – This will dramatically affect yield; the more boneless cuts that are made, the lower the yield.
The amount of fat remaining on the meat cuts – The yield will vary based on how much surface fat the cutter leaves on the cuts.
A lamb that dresses at 50 lbs. will usually yield between 35-40 lbs. of take home meat.
What sort of cuts will I get?
You specify with us how you want your lamb cut and packaged, according to your tastes and needs. Because the carcass and yield are relatively small compared to buying even a quarter beef, your options are somewhat limited. Even so, we are happy to walk you through the process and help you determine which cuts will be most useful and give you the most yield for your money.
How much freezer space will I need for my lamb?
Plan on approximately one cubic foot of freezer space for every 15-20 pounds of meat. The interior of a milk crate is slightly more than a cubic foot. For a lamb, you will need 2 cu. Ft of freezer space. A whole, processed lamb will likely fit in the freezer that comes with your refrigerator.
How do I place an order? Complete the online order form, Call us or email us and we will discuss availability and options. Once we confirmed your order and the availability of the animal, we will contact you so you can reserve your lamb/goat by paying a $150 non-refundable deposit. It will be deducted from your final balance.