Producer of: beef, lamb, goat, pork, chicken, goose, turkey, chicken eggs and duck eggs
How Meat Raised: Free Range
(250) 653-4072 (home)
(250) 537-6816 (cell)
How to order: During COVID-19: Please order via phone or email. Pick up by appointment only, or call to discuss delivery options. Utmost care will be given to maintain health and food safety.
Payment methods: Cash, local cheque, or e-transfer.
Black Sheep Farm is a 23 acre farm located on Reynolds Rd. Here, a variety of livestock is raised for meat and egg production. We believe that healthy, happy animals are not only a pleasure to keep, but translate into a great tasting end product.
The animals are given plenty of space to move, a clean environment, and good nutrition. In addition to time on the pasture, their diets are supplemented by hay or greens and complete feed (specialized feed for each type of animal) when necessary. All of the animals are processed in a licensed facility. To ensure you receive what you want, please place orders now for seasonal meats.
Dexter cows are a breed that originated in Ireland and are valued for their ability to excel on poor pasture and in harsh weather. They are small cattle, so their impact in the land is minimal. Our cattle are supplemented with hay and complete feed when needed, as well as seasonal fruit for a treat!
The sheep are a mix of Suffolk, Cheviot, and Romney. They spend most of their time outside, until lambing time in the spring when they are kept close to the barn. The lambs stay with the dams through the spring and into the summer out on pasture until it is time for them to be processed. The sheep are fed hay through the winter months and complete feed when needed.
Chicken is raised free run until they are feathered out, then they are free range until the time of processing. This way they benefit from maximum movement, fresh air, and an opportunity to eat greens, bugs, and whey, in addition to complete feed.
Ducks and geese live on the farm year round and are allowed to free range in the fields, barnyard, ponds, and garden. They are fed a complete feed in addition to season fruit and vegetables. Eggs laid by the ducks are rich and flavourful – once you try them you won’t go back to chicken eggs!
Turkeys are a seasonal addition to the farm; they arrive as day-old chicks and spend the summer and early fall on the farm eating and sunbathing in preparation to be processed for Thanksgiving. They are fed a complete feed, extra greens from the garden, and whey.
The pigs are a cross between Berkshire and Tamworth, which are both old breeds originating from England. The Berkshire is noted for it’s marbled meat that is exceptionally tender and flavourful. The Tamworth pigs are known for their hardiness, and together this cross produces and excellent animal. The pigs are here seasonally, arriving as weaners, they enjoy a summer of eating, foraging, sleeping and playing before being processed in the fall. Their diet includes a complete feed, garden scraps, farm fruit, and whatever roots, grubs and other goodies they root up, and whey which gives the meat an added sweetness.