Dunhill Ranch - Our Lamb

Dunhill Ranch - PO Box 1155 Magdalena, NM 87825 - 575-854-2847 - sales@dunhillranch.com

Dunhill Ranch
Grass-Fed Lamb & Beef

Sustainable ranching
Pasture-raised and finished
No hormones, antibiotics, or chemicals

All Natural And Grass-Fed Are...

All-natural means that our lambs are born, weaned, and raised on our ranch so we can guarantee that they are healthy and always have been. Grass-fed means that, once they are weaned, the lambs graze freely on our pastures and are fed no grain, hormones,  or antibiotics.  If we do have to keep the lambs in the corrals, as can happen when it snows a lot, they are fed top-quality alfalfa and grass hay. If we treat a lamb for illness or injury, that lamb is separated out and not sold to our customers. You can be sure that any lamb you buy from Dunhill Ranch is free of all  harmful chemicals.

Better Tasting - Better For You

Since our lambs spend almost all their time eating grass in open pastures, they get lots of fresh air and exercise. This produces a lean, flavorful, tender meat, which has much less fat than grain-fed lamb. Less fat means that the meat has a milder taste, and is better for your heart and your waistline.  

Better For The Lambs

Our goal is to raise lambs that have lived as natural a life as possible. We believe that it is neither humane nor environmentally-friendly to crowd lambs onto feedlots and stuff them full of grain, as happens with most commercial lambs. The breed of sheep that we raise (Katahdin) is well-adapted to New Mexico’s environment and grows well on the local grasses.  It takes longer to grow lamb this way, but it’s worth it.

Better For The Land

Our ranch is located in the high desert of south-central New Mexico and the land here is very fragile. We strictly limit the number of lambs that we raise to what the land can support long-term. Our lambs are raised on a natural cycle that gives the land a chance to rest.  Since the animals are grazing freely, their manure nourishes the land, rather than polluting it. Manure that accumulates in our corrals is recycled in our gardens. We use many other traditional ranching practices such as guardian dogs to keep the predators at bay and herding dogs and horses to move the sheep between pastures.