At Hephzibah Farms, we strive to take the best care of our animals, treating them with respect and love all their days, in order to provide a great eating experience. We raise our animals in a stress free, natural environment, so that they can grow to the best of their potential. Our Katahdin lambs are 100% grass fed from time of weaning until they are processed. In the spring, summer, and fall months they are on lush pasture with lots of sunlight, eating rich green grasses, legumes, and clover. We rotate our lambs through our pastures to ensure to keep the grass in a high quality, vegetative state. In the winter, we provide the lambs with high quality hay to ensure their growth and continued nutrition, we also, supplement the lambs with fermented alfalfa hay, that is filled with probiotics to keep their digestive and immune systems healthy.
Benefits to Grass-fed Lamb
Less total fat
excellent source of vitamin B-12, niacin, and zinc
good source of iron
More heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
More conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that’s thought to reduce heart disease and cancer risks
More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E
Our lambs are bred to lamb in the spring. The lambs stay with mom, on her milk, until summer/fall when they are weaned. This practice gives us healthy lambs with a great start to life, growing naturally on their mom’s milk. We butcher in the fall, when lambs are optimal age and weight.
Buying grass fed from our farm enables you to support a small, family, local business. It also gives you the freedom to get the cuts you want at a great price. You will speak directly to the butcher to get your cuts the way you want them. You have a variety of options from lamb chops, ground lamb, leg of lamb, and roasts.
How do I place an order?
We sell our lamb by the whole. We butcher in the late fall and ask that you put a deposit down to place an order. This deposit will be deducted from your final balance. We have a couple of ways that you can make a deposit. We have convenient buttons right here on our website that will take you to Paypal to put your deposit down. Your other option is to mail a check, to us, for the amount of your deposit. You can choose to pay in either way. We do ask that when you make a deposit that you send an email to us with your email address and phone number in order to contact you.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make checks payable to: Hephzibah Farms
13202 Hebron Rd.
Hebron, IL 60034
Total Costs at a Glace
Buying meat at bulk will save you money in the long run and it will ensure that you have good quality meat at your fingertips. The following will be a breakdown of approximate costs that go along with purchasing meat in bulk. My hope is to paint a clear picture of what you can expect, so there are no surprises.
Lamb – Our price for lamb is $8.00 a pound hanging weight plus processing. The processing fee is a separate charge that is paid directly to the processor upon pick up of your meat. These fees include a slaughter charge and a cut and wrap charge.
Basic processing costs are as follows:
Slaughter Fee $60
Cut and Wrap Fee $1.00/lb.
Approximately how much will you actually be paying for your Lamb? If you are buying a whole lamb and its hanging weight is 48 lbs. (approximate but around average size for our sheep)
48 x $8.00 = $384 for lamb
48 x $1.00 = $ 48.00 + $60 slaughter fee = $108 processing fee
It is our practice that meat is picked up from the butcher. If, however, you need other arrangements made feel free to contact us and we will try to oblige you.