We're a small family operated ranch on the southeastern Wyoming prairie just east of Cheyenne. We raise a limited production of grass fed, all natural Lambs and Irish Dexter Cattle in a free-range humane setting, never confined in a feed lot like situation. Our animals receive the best possible care.
We never use growth hormones or antibiotics. All Wild Winds Sheep Company lambs and calves are born and raised on our property, here in Carpenter, Wyoming.
We currently have a heritage sheep flock of North African Tunis, known for their beautiful red heads, and for high quality, flavorful and tender lean meat, they are listed on Slow Foods ark of taste. We also have a small flock of Columbias for their dual purpose of fine wool and excellent meat. We just added Romney sheep to the flock, they are a dual purpose sheep with beautiful wool.
Our Irish Dexter cattle are natural marbled, tender and flavorful while growing up on grass. They are listed as a heritage breed with the Livestock Conservancy.
Our Animals graze on our pastures in the summer and fall. During the winter and early spring months they are fed hay from our land and kept in a smaller pasture. We keep our animals off pasture during the spring to allow the native ground nesting birds a chance to raise their young and let the native cool season grass grow and produce seed. We try to be good stewards of the land and as holistic as possible.
All our lambs and beef are processed in a USDA inspected facility, the cuts are restaurant quality and cryovac packed (clear plastic) for long term storage and freshness. We sell our lamb by the pound, cut and wrapped. You may place an order for custom cuts packed for you any time of the year, depending on our inventory.
We feel that our grass fed lamb and beef is flavorful and tender enough to not need any sauces or marinades to enhance the flavor. Our cooking advise; "keep it simple" and use salt, pepper with a hint of garlic when prepairing lamb from Wild Winds Sheep Company.
We look forward to providing you with the best in Lamb and Beef; we will deliver throughout the Front Range and Mountains of Colorado and the Cheyenne area of Wyoming.
We are members of the Tunis International Breeders Association, Columbia Sheep Association, American Dexter Cattle Association and Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA).
Time to go Inside; you will find Wild Winds Sheep Company at the Cheyenne Winter Farmers Market, starting in November through May. The Market is the first and second Saturday of the month, please join us and 22 other food vendors inside the warm and cozy historic train Depot downtown Cheyenne from 9-1. You can also call/email us for delivery when the market is not in session.
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Time to go inside the historic downtown Train Depot starting Saturday, Nov 1, from 10-2, and every first Saturday until May.
You are welcome to contact me for current lamb inventory, delivery is available to Cheyenne and Fort Collins.
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