To order or ask questions, please call 541.241.7793 or email us
All our animals are fed pesticide/herbicide-free grass and weeds on our farm, hay (grown locally), and a small amount of grains (late pregnancy, early lactation) that are 100% organic, non-GMO and soy-free. Except when treating a specific infection or disease, our animals are not given any medicine whatsoever. Within a day of birth, our lambs are given an injection of boron and selenium, micronutrients that are essential to muscle development: central Oregon soils are deficient, and so then are the plants and the animals that graze on them.
Sheep and sheep meat have three names related to their age: 1) Lamb = an animal less than 14 months old, 2) hogget = an animal between 14 and 24 months and 3) mutton = animals older than 24 months. For more information check here or here
Other definitions are: 1) live weight = the weight of the living animal on the hoof, 2) hanging weight = the animal carcass minus skin, head and innards, and 3) cut and wrapped = what you take out of the freezer and prepare to cook. Accepted rules of thumb are that if live weight is 100%, hanging weight is approximately 50% and cut and wrap weight ± 35%.
All animals must be purchased as a live animal in a minimum quantity of half an animal. Anker Farm can help find a partner to purchase a whole animal together.
JACOB SHEEP: LAMB, HOGGET, AND MUTTON
All animals must be purchased prior to slaughter, with a $100 deposit and balance due upon delivery.
Lamb (up to 14 months old) is $8/lb hanging weight. Hanging weight of lambs ranges between 28 to 38 lbs.
Hogget (14 months to 2 yrs) and mutton (> 2 yrs) are $6/lb hanging weight. Their hanging weight ranges between 35 to 45 lbs, and up to 60 lbs, respectively.
There are various options on butchering. Give us a call and we'll be glad to discuss them with you.
Live animals are also available for purchase. Their price depends on their age, weight, and gender.
Chickens must be purchased prior to slaughter. When processed, they average about 5 lbs each, and cost $4/lb when processed, approximately $20/chicken. Yes, it's a bit high for chicken but they are fed the highest quality Organic, non-GMO, non-soy grain mix. They have a wonderful taste -- nothing like an animal raised in quantity.
Depending on the time of year, live pullets are available for $15/each.
EGGS from organic, high omega 3 grain-fed chickens: $5/dozen.