Frequently Asked Questions

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 1. Where is your lamb raised?

8. Where can I find the Certified Humane handling guidelines? 

 2. Is your lamb natural?

9. What are the ingredients in your sausages? 

 3. How old are your lambs when they are prepared for market?

10. Where is your lamb processed? 

 4. What is the origin of the lamb breed?

11. Why is your lamb so tender and mild? 

 5. What is the quality grade of your lamb?

12. Why is Anderson Ranches lamb better than New Zealand and Australian imports? 

 6. What are the standards used in your raising procedures?

13. Don’t grain fed animals taste better? 

 7. How are your lambs prepared for market?

14. How can Anderson Ranches have grass all year long? 


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is your lamb raised?
    All of our lambs are raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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  2. Is your lamb natural?
    Yes, our lamb is 100% natural. Only fed grasses, never any grains. Never any hormones or antibiotics.
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  3. How old are your lambs when they are prepared for market?
    Our lambs are 7-10 months old when they are prepared for market
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  4. What is the origin of the lamb breed?
    Our lambs are an English meat breed of sheep.
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  5. What is the quality grade of your lamb?
    Our lambs grade choice or better.
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  6. What are the standards used in your raising procedures?
    Our lambs are fed only grass, never any grain, hormones or antibiotics. They are raised according to the Certified Humane Handling guidelines.
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  7. How are your lambs prepared for market?
    Our lambs are processed in our own facility to strict Certified Humane Handling guidelines
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  8. Where can I find the Certified Humane handling guidelines?
     The guidelines can be found at: www.certifiedhumane.org
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  9. What are the ingredients in your sausages?
     Our Moroccan sausage contains: lamb, sea salt, pomegranate and pineapple juice, water, garlic, spices: including cinnamon, pepper, currants, and natural pork casings.

     Our Cranberry sausage contains: lamb, cranberry sauce (cranberries, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water), water, salt, dehydrated onions, corn syrup solids, black pepper, flavorings and red pepper
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  10. Where is your lamb processed?
    Our lamb is processed at our own facility - Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC.
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  11. Why is your lamb so tender and mild?
    We believe that stress and genetics are the most important factors in Anderson Ranches lamb. The lambs are only minutes away where they are processed at our own facility - Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC, so the stress of being transported is very minimal. We focus on the meat breeds, Suffolks, Hampshires and Dorsets in our breeding program.
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  12. Why is Anderson Ranches lamb better than New Zealand and Australian imports?
    New Zealand and Australia are countries known for wool production. Their sheep are mostly wool breeds, with the genetics focusing on wool production. Therefore, the meat production is a by-product.
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  13. Don’t grain fed animals taste better?
    No, not lambs. Grass fed lambs are much better because they grow slower and don’t put on near as much fat. Most all Anderson Ranches lamb grade choice or better.
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  14. How can Anderson Ranches have grass all year long?
    Anderson Ranches is located in Brownsville, the east side of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The valley climate is very mild with lots of rain, 45-60 inches a year. The grass is always green. The valley has little freezing in the winter and fairly cool summers. The Willamette Valley is known for growing grass seed. In fact, The Willamette Valley is the grass seed capitol of the world.
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