Frequently Asked Questions
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All of our lambs are raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Our lambs are fed only grass, never any grain, hormones or antibiotics. They are raised according to the Certified Humane Handling guidelines.
The guidelines for Humane Certified can be found at: https://www.certifiedhumane.org
Yes, our lamb is 100% natural. Only fed grasses, never any grains. Never any hormones or antibiotics.
Our lambs are 7-10 months old when they are prepared for market.
Our lambs are 100% grass-fed Grass fed lambs are much better because they grow slower and don’t put on near as much fat. Most all Anderson Ranches lamb grade choice or better.
Anderson Ranches is located in Brownsville, the east side of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The valley climate is very mild with lots of rain, 45-60 inches a year. The grass is always green. The valley has little freezing in the winter and fairly cool summers. The Willamette Valley is known for growing grass seed. In fact, The Willamette Valley is the grass seed capitol of the world.
Our lambs are an English meat breed of sheep.
Our lambs grade choice or better.
Our lamb is processed at our own facility – Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC.
We believe that stress and genetics are the most important factors in Anderson Ranches lamb. The lambs are only minutes away where they are processed at our own facility – Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC, so the stress of being transported is very minimal. We focus on the meat breeds, Suffolks, Hampshires and Dorsets in our breeding program.
New Zealand and Australia are countries known for wool production. Their sheep are mostly wool breeds, with the genetics focusing on wool production. Therefore, the meat production is a by-product.