Bear Creek Sheep Station has for sale, grass fed butcher lambs for your table. Our lambs are raised sustainably with their mothers on our rolling green pastures with a minimal amount of supplementation of locally raised barley or corn. Our lambs do receive lambhood vaccinations and deworming agents when needed to protect their health. However, no growth hormones, antibiotics, or unnatural feed additives are fed.
Please contact us for availability of locker lambs and butcher dates.
NOTE - Sorry, but we do not ship meat. Orders must be picked up at the butcher shop.
Benefits of eating grass fed meat:
Fat and calories: There are a number of nutritional differences between the meat of pasture-raised and feedlot-raised animals. To begin with, meat from grass-fed cattle, sheep, and bison is lower in total fat. They found that"lambs grazing pasture had 14% less fat and about 8% more protein compared to grain-fed lamb. Because meat from grass-fed animals is lower in fat than meat from grain-fed animals, it is also lower in calories.
Omega -3 Fatty Acids: Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain-fed animals. Omega-3s are called "good fats" because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer's disease. Another benefit of omega-3s is that they may reduce your risk of cancer.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Meat and dairy products from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called "conjugated linoleic acid" or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets. CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. In laboratory animals, a very small percentage of CLA—a mere 0.1 percent of total calories—greatly reduced tumor growth.
Article courtesy of www.eatwild.com