About Local Lamb

by JR Meats on May 5, 2015

About Local Lamb:



If you’re like most Americans, you consume less than 1 pound of lamb a year. And much of the lamb found in supermarkets is imported, or certainly not local. So you may never have tasted locally raised, natural lamb. Why not step outside your comfort zone, just a little, and try this succulent meat? We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at its tenderness and bright flavor.

The lamb we’re featuring are Dorper, raised in Atascadero. The Dorper breed hails from South Africa, and were originally bred to tolerate arid conditions. The name Dorper is derived from the parent breeds: the Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian. These hardy sheep forage well, grow quickly, and require minimal handling (no shearing). They are well suited for dry climates like San Luis Opispo County. And unlike most sheep breeds, the Dorper has an extended breeding season which allows for up to 3 lamb crops in two years. Which means more delicious lamb for you!

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