Leaping Lamb Farm Claimed

Lambs and Lodging in the Coast Range

Leaping Lamb Farm is located in a quiet creek valley of western Oregon’s Coast Range, 22 miles from the Pacific (as the crow flies) and 25 miles from the university town of Corvallis. Our farm was originally homesteaded in 1862.

We are in the business of selling our pasture-raised Katahdin/Dorper cross lamb directly to local customers. Depending on the time of year, most of these animals range freely around the property. We also have a large market garden, greenhouse, orchards, and an abundance of other domesticated (and not) animals on the property.

Where to Find Our Products

We sell our lamb direct to consumers. You may buy as a whole (live) lamb that is butchered onsite with cut directions worked out between you (owner) and the butcher shop. The lamb is returned in frozen packages. Or we sell lamb by the cut in USDA packaging. We currently do not wholesale feeder lambs.

Production Practices

Antibiotic free; processed on-site (no hauling)

Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices

Rotational grazing on 100% pasture. Animals are LLF haying finished on-pasture, on-site. We manage our pasture by rotational grazing, UAN on hay field, and using lime intermittently on pastures. We do not use any insect or pest management practices. We annually spread composted horse, sheep, chicken manure and bedding on pasture.

Environmental Conservation

Creek maintenance, forest trail management.

FAQs

Q When is lamb available to order?

We butcher at the end of October - beginning November and usually have an order page up by mid summer on our website. We take orders up to the week before the butcher comes out to the farm

Q Is your lamb organic?

We are not certified organic but then that is hard to do for sheep because sometimes we need to use wormer of sheep with a large parasite load. Our sheep are, however, pasture raised without antibiotics and our protocol for worming is only if the sheep is exhibiting symptoms. Rarely does a lamb need to be treated.

Q Can guests help out during lambing season?

We host a farm stay and are happy to have guests help us in any way they feel comfortable. The more hands; the faster we can move through some of our routines.

Q Do you have bottle babies?

We try hard not to have bottle babies (bummer lambs), because it is expensive to feed them. We know this is fun to do, but for us the cost of feeding a lamb then tends to outweigh what we get at butchering. Plus, these lambs tend to get names and are more pet-like so if they are ewes we keep them for breeding or if wethers try to find them a home as a lamb mower.