Fort Causeway Farm

For many years, we have followed a broad program on our farm that includes animal welfare and organic practices. We provide this information on our website so our customers can know that we practice what we preach. Following is a general overview of our farm practices.

Origin of Our Product

Our lambs are all born, raised and finished on our farm in northern Wyoming. Our product is processed within 2 hours from our farm, which minimizes transport time for live animals. Our product is fully raised and produced within the U.S.A.

Forage Fed and Finished

Also known as grass fed/finished, this disclaimer ensures that we do not feed dry grain of any sort to our livestock. Our lambs are raised and finished on grass and legume producing pastures for their entire lives. Organic hay, either grass or a grass/legume mix, is fed as a supplement to pasture in the winter season. Knowing that what our lambs eat largely drives their overall health and finished product, we put a lot into our pastures. Please see our Management Intensive Grazing page for more information.

Ethical Treatment of Animals

As mentioned above, our lambs are born, raised and finished on the same farm for their entire lives. But when it comes to proper treatment of our animals, we do not stop there. Our sheep enjoy year round pasture access, lots of mountain water and over 300 days per year of sunshine. We raise breeds of sheep that are known for their climate resilience, lambing ease and natural resistance to parasites. This allows for fewer inputs on our part to keep the animal in optimal health. To read more about our animal husbandry program, please see our Farm Manifesto page.

Environmentally Responsible

We feel we are responsible for the quality of water that leaves our farm. As a result, we strive to have a zero chemical input program in respect of those further downstream, wildlife included. A large part of our overall soil management plan includes enabling living soil, worms and microbes to keep the soil healthy for future generations. Wind and water erosion are minimized due to perennial sod based pasture ground.

Since our sheep are of the “hair sheep” variety, Katahdins and Dorpers, they do not produce wool or require shearing, which allows energy to be transferred into meat and milk quality instead of wool production. Their genetics have also been shaped for milder meat flavor and is very delicious.

Our lamb is available for local customers on the hoof or packaged. The best way to order is to stop by the farm or contact us for current availability.