Breeds For Sale

Dorper

A south African breed, Dorpers offer thick, stocky bloodlines that we use to obtain a more husky lamb product. We breed our own rams in from the fullblood ewes on the property. These are the pricey addition to our custom lamb offspring for production.

Katadhin

Katadhin sheep are an american breed from Veront. Naed after Mount Katahdin, this breed offers exceptional flavor along with harty genetics and maternal instincts. Most of our mommas on the farm are this breed and can be crossed with our Dorper Rams.

Cross Breeds

By mingeling our herd with the above breeds we can offer a truely unique flavor lamb with portions that don't dissapoint! Our crossbred lambs are what make Cress Creeks Farm products stand out from common Australian and New Zeland choices.

St. Croix

Saint Croix sheep have been introduced on our farm for genetic variety. We keep a portion of our flock from this line to ensure healthy development.

Price List

Grass-fed sheep items:

  • French Rack $35 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Loin Chops $20 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Lolly Pops $25 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Rib Chops $18 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Shoulder Chops $18 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Ground Lamb $20 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Lamb Sausage $20 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Lamb Shank $14 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Stew Chunks $18 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Bone-in Roast $27 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Boneless Roast $21 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Neck Bones with meat $17 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Bone-Broth Stock $12 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Ram Oysters $30 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Cured Bacon $12 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Smoked Bacon $12 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Bacon pieces $9 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Chops $10 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Spare Ribs $8 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Sausage $7 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Picnic Roast $8 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Pork Boston Butt $7 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Ham Hock $6 ................................................................................................................................................................................................
  • Hog Jowl $9 ................................................................................................................................................................................................

It's time to try something different... sheep!

Sheep Industry

Home on the range

Sheep in the Western United States are often raised under traditional range conditions, where flocks graze unfenced pastures under the watchful eye of shepherds or sheepherders. Some range flocks graze public lands (for a fee), while others graze privately owned land. A range "band" consists of 1,000 ewes and their lambs. Wool production is still important in the range sheep industry. Fine wool breeding predominates. Most range ewes have Rambouillet blood.

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Lamb feeding industry

Colorado is the most concentrated lamb feeding area in the United States. Other states that feed a lot of lambs include Texas, California, Iowa, and Oregon. Lamb feeders purchase 60 to 90 pound lambs for finishing in feed lots. Sometimes, lambs are grazed on alfalfa fields. The lamb feed lot industry has struggled in recent times due to higher feed costs and higher feeder lamb prices, brought about by the increased demand for light weight slaughter lambs by non-traditional markets.

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Small farms

While the U.S. sheep industry is still dominated by small numbers of large operations, these operations continue to decline for various reasons. At the same time, small flocks are increasing, especially in the eastern half of the United States, where the majority of lamb is consumed. To be profitable, small flocks must be productive and have access to excellent markets. Sheep are especially popular on small farms where sustainable farming practices are favored, such as pasture-finishing of lambs

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sheep are a big deal!

Making money with sheep

As with other agricultural enterprises, sheep farming is not a "get-rich-quick" scheme. The profit margins are narrow. To make money raising sheep, you would need at least several hundred ewes, probably more than 500. While there are some farmers who make a majority of their income from sheep farming.

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World sheep numbers

According to the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, there are more than one billion sheep world wide. Sheep production is increasing in some countries; declining in others. While China has the most sheep, Australia and New Zealand the dominate world markets for lamb and wool.

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