If you enjoy lamb as much as many of our club members do, you might be interested to know that you can order a whole lamb for your freezer from the same Manitoba producer who has been supplying some of our club members for years.
Susan Proven of Minnedosa has a small flock with about 25 lambs available annually and takes orders, usually delivered around November. The lamb is delicious, of course, and you get a mixture of all the possible cuts. You can specify they way you want it cut, too.
You can order a whole (about 20kg/50lbs), or half lamb (about 10kg/25lbs). The price is $6/lb plus a processing charge which is about $50.
Basically, a lamb will cost you about $350, and a half lamb, well, about half that.
Delivery is to Winnipeg addresses, usually some time in November. That gives you enough time to free up some space in your freezer.
If you have never bought a whole lamb, it is much smaller than a quarter portion of beef, for instance. If you have a small deep freeze with some room, you should have no trouble fitting it in. It is also nice to go shopping all year and not need to even bother looking at the lamb there.
If you are interested, contact the Hydesmiths at 204-487-0067 and they’ll put you in touch with the producer.