Ruby Peak Farms is located in beautiful Wallowa County of Northeastern Oregon. Our Jacob sheep are raised on the rich grass pastures of the Lostine Valley, and in the winter are fed fed hay cut from those same pastures. We manage the pastures with rotational grazing and do not broadcast herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Our sheep are not fed any hormones,grains, or chemicals and are raised from birth on the grass pasture of our farm. Jacob sheep produce a naturally lean meat with exceptional flavor.Lambs are harvested at about 7-8 months of age in a humane manner right here on the farm.
Jacob Sheep are are considered a rare breed by the American Livestock Breed Conservancy. They are an old world breed that dates back several thousand years.. Jacob sheep are the only breed that remain spotted for life, and are polycerate (multi-horned) in both rams and ewes. Jacob fleece is medium grade (24-32 microns, Bradford count 44-56) with an open character and soft handle. We have been breeding for soft usable fleece for many generations. Ruby Peak raises Jacob Sheep because we like to contribute to the preservation of a unique breed and because Jacob sheep are hardy and disease resistant. We appreciate that Jacob sheep are small, thrifty, and lamb easily, twinning often. They produce a colorful fleece popular with hand spinners, and produce a flavorful lean carcass on grass alone.
Ruby Peak Farms also raises French Lavender which is available fresh in late July and August and dried year round. The variety we raise is Grosso, most used by the French perfume industry.
Ruby Peak Farms is a small farm where we take pride in each of our animals health and well being. All our products are produced in the most ecological and sustainable manner possible. We do not use antibiotics on any meat animals, nor do we feed grain.
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Tanned Jacob sheep skins
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