Lambs on feed

04 Dec
The lambs looking reflective at Drake's feedlot near Pine Bluff

The lambs looking reflective at Drake’s feedlot near Pine Bluffs

In October, much of this year’s lamb crop climbed onto trucks and headed to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming to eat corn and other rations on Richard Drake’s feedlot. In the coming weeks and months, they will fulfill their destiny to become lamb chops. In the meantime, they are happy and healthy!

King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain


Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Animals, Sheep


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5 responses to “Lambs on feed

  1. thefarmpaparazzi

    December 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Got a chance to visit with Eamon & Megan at convention. So nice to see more young families at WSGA. I almost took McCoy home with me. He and I bonded with some jumping and story telling. 🙂 Both he and Rhen are great kids with wonderful parents!

  2. Aidan Connors

    October 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    That’s mean… the whole “Destiny to become lamb chops” thing.

    • Ladder Ranch

      October 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      This is where our food comes from. We care for them. We are responsible for them. Except for the replacement ewe lambs, it is the income from producing food that supports us all–people and animals (including the wildlife habitat we can provide).

  3. Aidan

    October 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    makes sense. You guys are free range, and that is mostly what I care about… does ladder ranch produce veal or beef?

    • Ladder Ranch

      October 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      We raise beef calves. Veal calves are raised by dairy farmers. They are the male steer calves to do not go on to be breeding animals. I have visited a veal feeding facility, and while I would prefer to be a beef calf, walking around with my mother and eating grass, the veal calves were very kindly treated and hand fed. The income from veal calves is one of the things that allow dairy farmers to produce affordable milk for people.


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