At Dayspring Farm we raise Grass-fed Katahdin lambs because this American lamb breed which is a hair sheep naturally produces mild tasting lamb meat. We have found this sheep breed, if properly managed, has the ability to grow and finish efficiently from grass and stored grass feeds. Our cattle are raised naturally on pasture grasses, legumes and forbs grown on the hills of our farm in Southeastern Vermont.
Water for our animals is provided from a dedicated underground spring or from our driven well which is the same water source we use at our home for drinking. Both of these water sources are rich in minerals from deep in the earth. The grass we grow is from re-mineralized soils which we see as the source of health for our stock, plants, and ultimately for ourselves and others who enjoy our special meats. In addition we supplement our stock with organic kelp meal (seaweed) which is a complete source of trace minerals as well as with mineral salt.
Our sheep and lambs are provided with a healthy and peaceful environment with plenty of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. We take pride in how we husband our stock and endeavor to be good stewards of the land and animals, treating both with respect and care.
Breeding stock is sold when available and meat regularly by appointment at the farm. We also sell and ship frozen meat to customers in New England and eastern New York. Orders can be placed on our online store by visiting our web site