Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb

  (Avon, New York)
A Day in the Life of an All Natural Lamb
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New Website Address

I want to apologize to anyone who may have tried to visit our old website at kylefarmsnys .com  due to an old e-mail address on file with our domain source, we lost our .com and are now located at www.kylefarmsnys.net

 New web design as well!

 Check us out! 

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Great Write Up About Kyle Farms

One of our lovely neighbors did a great write-up about the farm!  

 Please check it out

 

Kyle Farms Story

 It includes great photos of our flock and families taken by Best Reflections Photography from Caledonia, NY this fall, and some by our webmaster Anne. 

 

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Spring is in the Air

Winter lambing just finished here at Kyle Farms and it was a great season!

The ewe flock stayed out on pasture all winter, and barely had to deal with any snow!  During regular winters we bring hay and grain (if needed) to the ewes daily starting in December, since even stockpiled grasses are covered by inches of snow.  This year? barely any snow means the ewes haven't wanted extra feed, even on the days when we thought they needed it!

To make sure the non-lambing girls are looking their best during breeding for May/June lambs, we offer a specially formulated mix of haylage and corn silage to supplement the pasture during the winter.  The fermented feeds are a bit more appetizing to them then dry hay, which helps get them to eat it even when theres lots of stockpiled winter grass for them.  We're glad for the extra grass to help feed them, but winter dormant grass doesn't provide enough nutrition for our hard working ewes. 

 

That said, with 50 degree weather here in upstate NY the past couple days, I'm thinking that spring is coming up quick.  

 Soon we'll be thinking about shearing and ultrasounding for pregnancy the ladies for our late spring lambing (we like to shear 3 weeks before the first ewes are due).  

Before then of course we have lots of lamb sausage to sell locally and at the Rochester Public Market on Saturdays, and lots of baby lambs to watch grow fat and healthy! 

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Rochester Public Market

Took our delicious lamb sausage to the Rochester Public Market yesterday and it was a huge success!

 

We sold out by 11am!  Thank you sooo much to everyone who stopped by our table yesterday and bought our delicious sausage!  

The everyone at the Rochester Public Market was great!  Very welcoming and kind (even the producer who showed up late and I'd been assigned his regular spot!) 

 A very nice woman from the Rochester Public Market stopped by and took pictures and notes for an article for their website, and we had lots of interest in our farm, our sausage, and also in potentially offering cuts of lamb.

 

I will be sure to let everyone know when we have more sausage available (hopefully in a couple weeks). 

 
 

Lamb Sausage Day!!

Its Sausage Day here at Kyle Farms!  

We just picked up fresh Italian and Breakfast Sausage from our Kyle Farms All Natural Lambs.

 Posting the listing in our Local Harvest store right now.  Available for local pick up and shipping available!

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Shearing Event for the Farmer Veteran Coalition at Kyle Farms Dec 2011!

Really cool event took place at Kyle Farms last month!

 Twelve shearers from all over the country (Aaron Loux - Massachusetts, Emily Chamelin - Maryland, Rick Jones - Pennsylvania, Dave Shoemaker - Pennsylvania, Mike Horton - Pennsylvania, Kirk Coons - Pennsylvania,  Doug Rathke - Minnesota, Sy Caryl - Michigan, Matt Kyle - New York, Chad Swartz - New York, Jim Bristol - Michigan, George Bancroft - New York) came together to shear over 1000 ewes at Kyle Farms on December 17th to raise money for the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

 1149 ewes were shorn in a little over 6 hours.  All shearers donated the shearing fees to the Farmer Veteran Coalition as well as asking for donations from local businesses in their areas.  If you happen to use one of these shearers be sure to give them a big thank you!  

 

 

More photos of the event can be seen at  ASSC Shearing Event Slideshow

Article in the Lancaster Farming

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Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb is Back!

Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb is Back for 2012!

After a hiatus in our local and individual lamb sales for 2011, we've decided to try a new style of lamb sales, and offer USDA inspected ground lamb for sale in 1lb increments!

 

Ground lamb is delicious as burgers, tacos, and chili for those cold winter days!  Also perfect for many greek style dishes!

We're also taking votes for the first sausage flavor we should offer for sale in February/March!

We will be offering pick up and cold weather shipping options starting in January!

Taking orders now for Kyle Farms All Natural Ground Lamb to be ready to go after Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

 

www.kylefarmsnys.com

 
 

Massachusetts Wool Pool

Spread the word!  One of our shearers is organizing a wool pool in western Massachusetts.  See information below. 

 

MA Wool Pool is being organized to provide local sheep producers with a way to market their wool. Those with small flocks of sheep who have no outlet to sell their wool (most buyers won’t purchase small quantities) can take advantage of this opportunity. It is scheduled to be held on July 2, 2011 at the Cummington Fairgrounds. Consignors are asked to bring their wool at pre-arranged delivery times to avoid chaos.  Volunteers will also be needed for handling the wool. Interested parties should contact Aaron Loux at 413-230-8607 or aaronshearing@gmail.com .  Please call a ahead for price estimates.

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Clock's Ticking......

The clock is ticking on our fall all natural lamb order!  We will be taking orders for whole and half lambs until October 31st!  E-mail us, visit our website, or check out our Local Harvest store for whole and half lambs.  

 

Lambs are all natural (No Hormones, No Antibiotics, No Growth Promotants).  We raise our local lamb simply but passionately relying on the lush pastures in the Genesee Valley region of NY to nourish the flock most of the year, while supplementing their diet with local grains during the colder months.  The result is lamb as it should be: tender and richly flavored, and raised naturally without antibiotics or added hormones. 

 

Anne

kylefarmsnys@yahoo.com

www.kylefarmsnys.com 

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September/October Newsletter!

 And the most exciting news for September is....NEW PUPPY!  Ok, yes the lovely sheep of Kyle Farms are always exciting, and are looking and doing great by the way.

The newest addition to the working dog ranks at Kyle Farms is Kyle’s Dirt, aka Dirt.  She is a 12wk old, medium coated tri-color Border Collie pup.  She looks to be a very attentive pup, and hopefully will provide Pete with some well-deserved retirement in the next few years.

In other news, Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb will be having a booth at the Genesee Valley Hunt Races (www.geneseevalleyhunt.org) this fall, October 9th to be exact.  We will be located in the Farmer’s Market tent, and will be selling lamb shares as well as having a drawing for a Half Lamb Share.  We hope to have some lovely photos of our ewes and lambs out on the very pastures that the Races are held on as well.  We’d love to have you stop by and see us, while enjoying the fun and entertainment that is the Genesee Valley Hunt Races!

We are still selling shares for Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb, and anticipate processing the lambs the second week of November.  Orders can be placed through our website www.kylefarmsnys.com or by calling 585-568-7817. 

We are well into fall lambing now, with half of the ewes done lambing and the 2nd half just starting up.  The fall lambs seem to be doing very well, and I’m sure will be perfect for our Spring Lamb order!  The spring/summer born lambs are weaned and out on pasture by themselves and getting into all sorts of trouble.  I’m sure there are not too many people who haven’t driven down Nations Rd and noticed that the more ambitious of our spring lambs have learned how to jump the fence hurdles, and bounce in and out imitating the horses that ride through the pastures.  Luckily they generally know how to get back in and haven’t caused too much trouble.

Late Breaking News:  We’re now listed on the Livingston County Locally Made website, with a picture of our ewes and lambs as the main page picture.   Http://www.fingerlakeswest.com/lmade.html   Check it out!

Happy Fall!

 
 

Kyle Farms at the Genesee Valley Hunt Races!!!

Very Exciting!  Kyle Farms is going to have a table at the Genesee Valley Hunt Races next Saturday, Oct 9th.  

 

Come see us in the Farmers Market tent, and put your name in a drawing for a half share of our fall All Natural Lamb CSA.

 The races are held on the very pastures that our lambs are born and raised on!  In fact we just moved them off the racetrack pastures this weekend.

 

www.kylefarmsnys.com

www.geneseevalleyhunt.org 

 
 

"Ladies-in-Waiting" and new Fall Lambs

 

 

 

Last picture is the triplet/quad pen....hence the large lamb to ewe ratio and the creep grain. 

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Summer Savings!

Kyle Farms has decreased the price of our fall All Natural Lamb shares for the next two weeks!

A Whole Lamb, freezer ready and processed to your specifications, is now $300

 

A Half Lamb is now $175!

 

Visit our Local Harvest store to place your order! 

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Exciting News for Kyle Farms!!

Its been a very exciting and busy summer here at Kyle Farms.  

 We've been very lucky to have the opportunity to tear down an old barn on some property we've been renting and build a new, modern, "non-raining in the barn" lambing barn!  

Its been a lot of deconstructing, and site development all summer, but in the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle, the majority of the timber from the old barn (a slightly reconstructed old pole free stall barn) was able to be sold to some Amish farmers in the area who will be putting all the old lumber to good use for their sheep barns.  :-)

 The new barn has been in construction for the past couple of weeks, and we hope to have sheep in it by next week!  We're all excited about these new developments, because the new barn will be used as a lambing barn for fall/winter lambing and lambing yearling ewes in the spring.  And just in time with ewes due to start lambing in a week!  

The ewes are looking great, and the first group is really bagging up.  The ewes on pasture with their spring lambs are still milking like champs, and the spring lambs are HUGE, with great muscling.  They're really a testament to our current ram flock, and really show that terminal white face rams can do just as good of a job as a black faced terminal ram.

 I'll have to get some pictures of the lambs out on pasture, and the new barn to put up online! 

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Lamb Recipes Using Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb

A local chef purchased a half lamb share from us this spring and we're very excited because not only is she a personal chef in the area, but she has a food blog!  AND she's cooking with Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb and posting her recipes online!

 

Her website is forgoodnesstaste.wordpress.com

 

Also we're now taking orders for our fall lamb shares!  (the ewes are due to start lambing Aug 1st)  Http://www.kylefarmsnys.com

 
 
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