The Bohemian Bounty farm is a continuing family farm based on the Naivar family land near Granger, Texas. The land has been in the family since 1900 – and so has the family farm house. We use organic management practices and rotational grazing to improve our pasture while raising healthy animals. We have registered miniature Cheviot sheep for sale, along with whole sheep and select cuts of dorper lamb.
You are welcome to contact us,
Jen & James
512-560-3865 call or text
How do you buy a whole lamb?
Unlike cows, sheep are not very big animals. Our sheep are between 80 and 120 pounds at processing.
What is Dressed Weight?
The sheep’s dressing percentage is about 54%. Their dressed weight (also known as hanging weight) would be around 43 to 65 pounds. You only pay for the dressed weight, not the live weight.
How much meat will I take home?
The amount of meat you take home depends upon a number of factors including the level of processing, amount of bone-in cuts and how much fat you prefer on your meat. A 50 pound dressed weight will yield between 25-30 pounds of meat. Additionally you can take home the bones themselves (5-6 pounds) for bone broths.
What cuts do I get?
When you buy a whole lamb, you get to choose exactly how you want your lamb processed: chops, steaks, leg of lamb, ground or stew meat. We’ll provide you with a cut sheet and are happy to walk you through the various cuts available. There is more to lamb than just chops and leg! We use Smithville Food Locker for our processing due to their excellent reputation among beef, pork and lamb producers in central Texas but we can deliver to other processors. Just call or email us.
How much freezer space will I need?
A whole lamb will require about 2 cubic feet of freezer space. That is about the space of modest home refrigerator freezer.
What will it cost?
Smithville Food Locker charges $45 to process a sheep and chill the carcass. This is a fixed cost paid by the buyer. Smithville also charges $0.79/lb to cut your meat to order.
We charge $6 per pound dressed weight.
Dressed weight x $6 + Processing Fee + Cut Fee = Final Cost
Example: 50lbs x $6.00 = $300 + $45 (processing fee) + $39.50 (Cut Fee)= $384.50. Averages $7.69 per pound hang weight.