Lamb makes a great holiday gift! Consider purchasing a lamb to share with friends or family for the holidays, complete with a few of your favorite recipes or spices!
Lamb Chops from American Lamb recipe collection - view more here.
Health Benefits of Grass Finished Lamb :
•Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
•High In Omega-3's
•Contains More Healthy Fats
•Contains Less Bacteria
•Decreases Your Risk of Heart Disease
Read article about the benefits of grass fed products.
How Much Does the Meat Cost?
Our lamb is available by the whole animal.
The cost of your lamb will be based on “carcass weight.” Carcass weight is what the animal weighs after being butchered and is typically about 50% of the live weight. Our grass-finished lambs will weigh approximately 100-120 lbs so the carcass weight will be about 50-60 lbs.
Our price for 2023/2024 is $4.75 / lb carcass weight.
When comparing this purchase price of our grass finished lamb to regular lamb you buy at your supermarket or butcher’s counter, you can figure that your grass finished meat will cost about $6.50 per lb. (Not including processing fees.) Of course, different cuts of lamb are more preciously priced at your grocery story (i.e. ground lamb burger vs. rack of lamb) and grass finished lamb at most butcher counters can cost between $10.00/lb for ground lamb to $18.00/lb for a rack of lamb. (National Monthly Grass Fed Lamb & Goat Report)
How Much Actual Meat Do I Get?
A whole lamb provides about 35-45 lbs of meat. This is a nice amount for a regular sized kitchen freezer or to supplement your deep freezer with a different protein option. Lamb can be cut and packaged in small or large portions for intimate meals or large gatherings.
Tongue to Tail?
We strongly encourage our customers to request and utilize everything they can from the processor. You are paying for the whole animal and you should get your money’s worth! So ask the butcher to include the dog bones, soup bones, & organ meats in your order. Grass finished animals are high in “good” Omega’s and those soup bones will make healthy soups and stews all winter long.
How Much are Processing Fees & When do I Pick up the Meat?
Our lambs are processed between December and March; depending on availability of butcher dates. Once your animal has been processed, weighed, and packaged, you'll be notified to come pick it up at the processors. Our March butcher location will be at Lower Valley Processing in Kalispell. If you live outside the Kalispell area, contact us for other arrangements. You will be responsible for paying the processing fees at the time you pick up your meat. Butcher fees for a whole lamb are approximately $170.00/lamb, depending on the butcher and the type of cuts you request.
Remember that you are purchasing a whole animal and we encourage you to ask for any parts of it that you can utilize; this includes dog bones, soup bones, organ meats, etc.
Lower Valley Processing, Kalispell, MT. Phone: 406-752-2846
Branding Iron Butcher, Eureka, MT. Phone: 406-297-2611
We require a $50.00 deposit to reserve your order, and we will send you an invoice for the remainder. Deposits are due at the time you place your order.
Deposit amount: $50 per lamb ordered. (2 lambs = $100)
Lamb Kofta Wraps, one of our new favorite recipes.See Recipe.
Inexperienced with cooking lamb?
As cattle ranchers, we didn’t grow up eating & cooking lamb either. This is our go-to website to learn about cuts of lamb, cooking techniques & recipes:
American Lamb Recipes
Please contact Amy Driggs with questions:
Call/Text: 208-310-6664, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org