Pasture-raised lamb is an often overlooked and super nutrient-dense protein source. A quick Google search for chicken, beef or fish recipes shows there are 3x as many recipes for those meats compared to lamb. Unbaaaa-lievable, right?
Ovation Farms in Hastings, New Zealand - where we source our lamb
Ovation Farms’ lamb is born and raised in one of the most pristine places on the planet, New Zealand.
It’s a natural and unpolluted environment with open pastures, fresh air and sunshine - this impacts the quality and flavour of our meat directly. In fact, New Zealand’s pristine geography, weather, and preference for pasture-raised, unadulterated farming methods have led New Zealand’s lamb products to be considered the best in the world. We are very proud to be able to deliver it anywhere in Thailand to our tribe.
For every person there are 7 sheep in New Zealand. Not baaaa-d.
Like our beef, our lamb is 100% pasture-raised and pasture-finished, free from growth promoters and antibiotics, with zero corn or soy in their diet. You’ll get the nutrient density from our lamb that nature intended without a side serving of chemicals or GMO.
Not only is 100% pasture-raised better for your health, it’s also better for the environment. Grazing lamb (and other animals) regenerate pasture land soil naturally by fertilizing it as they pass with their ewe berries (lamb poop) and saliva. This is the healthy, cyclical ecosystem that nature intended - instead of factory farming or agriculture operations that only deplete the soil without regenerating it, leaving it empty for future harvests and generations.
Ovation lamb comes from four unique regions of New Zealand. Each area has slightly different soil structures, climate, sunlight and grass types, which results in subtly different flavor profiles.
Lamb packs quite the chop!
Nutritionally speaking, pasture-raised lamb is an excellent source of protein and one of the richest sources of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) you can find.
CLA is a compound manufactured naturally in the stomachs of cows and sheep (but not humans) that is thought to spur antioxidant activity and has anti-obesogenic properties (it helps our body keep the fat off). (2)
Pasture-raised lamb's anti-obesogenic properties in work with some of our tribe members in Thailand
Lamb meat is chock full of vitamins and minerals, and can be a fish substitute
Per 3 ounces or 84 grams (that’s about half a serving for an adult)(2)
Did you know gram for gram lamb contains 50% of the omega-3’s you find in tuna or cod fish? This makes it a suitable substitute for fish to still hit your omega-3 goals. Also, around 40% of the fat in grass-fed lamb comes from oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. This type of fat (for which extra-virgin olive oil is lauded) has been associated with decreased risk of heart disease (3), and is the main driver behind the popular Mediterranean diet.
Lamb contains very little fat in the grain of the meat, and if there is fat, it’s generally located on the outside edges where it can easily be trimmed away without compromising flavor or tenderness. We’re not anti-fat, but with lamb you have a choice to match your family preferences.
Children may find the texture of beef too tough to chew or the flavour over-powering, but that doesn't mean they need to miss on the benefits of red meat. Pasture-raised lamb is tender and gives the chef of the house greater room to please everyone at the dinner table :)
In terms of taste, lamb is relatively mild and is generally used as a vehicle for spices, marinades or simply as an accompaniment to more strongly flavored dishes (be sure to check out our spices and herbs section before fleecing our lamb).
If you cook for your entire family, or host dinner parties our larger lamb racks, boneless lamb legs and Lamb eye of short loin are great value for bigger groups. For solo diners and couples, our lamb leg steaks, hindshank, foreshank and tenderloin are ideal for two.
14 cuts to choose from - there’s something for everyone (lamb tenderloin left, boneless leg right)
Including a variety of protein sources on your plate is important to maximize the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Lamb is one of the tastiest meats on the planet - don't follow the herd by ignoring this delicious red meat!
We’ve got the flock on our grocery
Try our Pasture-raised lamb shank from New Zealand, sous vide ‘til fork-tender.