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Curlee Acres - A small sheep farm in Western Wisconsin

At Curlee Acres, we believe wool and sheep are pivotal for improving the world's biosphere. 

We are committed to the following earth-nurturing practices:

  • Rotational grazing for carbon sequestration and healthy sheep

  • Growing quality wool to replace fossil fuel textiles

  • Raising local and nutritious lamb meat

  • Advocacy work with Three Rivers Fibershed

Information for ordering lamb meat:

* Sold as Whole or Half lamb. Hanging weight range for a whole lamb is 34# - 42#. 

         Hanging (carcass) weight definition: the butcher has removed any non-edible                                 portion of the animal. These non-edible portions are about 1/3 of the live weight.

Price: $5.50/pound hanging weight. (paid to Curlee Acres)

   $100 / $50 deposit to reserve a whole / half lamb. 

    Deposit is put towards final price.

* Grass fed on pasture during summer. Hay fed during winter. Very occasional grain       (black oil sunflower seeds/corn) used for moving to a new paddock.

* Processed by Cherry Hill Meats, Taylors Falls, MN

   Processing fee: ~$93.00 (~$46 for half) - slight variance due to hanging weight and if ground or stew meat is requested (paid to Cherry Hill Meats)

   Cut orders placed directly to Cherry Hill Meats: 651-465-6321

* Next processing date: August 28, 2023 - will announce exact date.

Reasons to buy grass fed Shetland lamb meat 

Mild tasting flavor,  smooth textured meat

  • Shetlands have a high meat to bone ratio due to their fine bone structure.

  • Shetlands are slow growing, therefore, they maintain a lamb-like flavor till at least 3 years. 

  • Hogget lambs (lambs that are 12-24 months old) are a good  butcher age for Shetlands for the added growth time.

  • Lamb meat from Curlee Acres ranges from 14-17 months of age

Source: UK Shetland Sheep Society 

Nutritious and lean meat 

  • Shetlands store less fat in their muscle compared to meat breeds.

  • Lamb has the healthiest Omega 6: Omega 3 ratio compared to other domesticated meat.

  • Rotationally grazed, grass-fed lamb results in even higher Omega-3 fatty acids. 

  • A diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids can help protect brain health and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Other nutritional benefits of grass fed lamb meat are higher levels of Vitamin A (essential for good vision) and Vitamin E (important for blood, brain and skin health.)

Sources: FACT, National Institute of Health

Support wool and the environment

  • Shetland sheep grow beautiful, multi-purpose wool.

  • Wool is renewable and earth nurturing.

  • Wool replaces wasteful, fossil fuel textiles.

  • Wool clothing is long-lived, mendable, and compostable.

  • Wool is used in building materials and household goods.

  • Grazing sheep with regenerative practices helps sequester carbon back into the soil and provides habitat for pollinators, birds, and amphibians. 

  • Curlee Acres is a steward with Three Rivers Fibershed.

Learn more about Fibershed

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