CSA – Livestock General Information
Whole – est 50 lbs. $9.75 lb. HW* Down Payment $150
Charmingfare Farm has chosen a hair breed known as the Katahdin to raise on the farm. The Katahdin breed originated at the Piel Farm in north central Maine where Michael Piel was an innovator and amateur geneticist who enjoyed raising livestock. He had a goal to create a meat sheep that did not require shearing. This breed does not produce a fleece and therefore does not require shearing. We especially like their docile nature making them easy to handle.
Bred for one purpose, the Katahdin very efficiently produces meat. This breed is very hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that produce us a superior lamb crop each year. Additionally, they are known for their ability to be significantly tolerant of internal and external parasites.
Lambs produce at the farm are high quality, have a well-muscled carcass that is naturally lean and consistently offers an extremely mild flavor. With all these great qualities we strongly feel Katahdin is the breed that is ideal for our “Pastured Raised” CSA-lamb program.
What Do I Get?
Here is a break down of a whole lamb with a live weight of 132 pounds with a hanging weight of 57 pounds. This is a large lamb most of the lamb we produce are right around the 50 pound mark.
- Ground 6.4 lbs.
- Stew 2.8 lbs.
- Loin Chop 6.8 lbs.
- Blade Chops 5.4 lbs.
- Boneless Leg Roast 8.8 lbs.
- Ribs 2.8 lbs.
- Shanks 3.4 lbs.
- Soup Bones .06 lbs.
*HW-“Hanging Weight” is the term used to describe the weight of a carcass minus the head, hide and entrails. At this point the usable cuts of meat are still intact. Whole and halves are sold to you based on hanging weight.
Additional Shares: Vegetables | Beef | Pork | Goat | Turkey | Chicken | Farm Fresh Eggs