If you have never had a lamb custom processed, it will be a special treat. The options are endless, but to give you an idea of how lambs can be processed, we have included some ideas and examples. These are all based on a whole lamb which has been cut to order resulting in approximately 40-45 lbs hanging weight. Of course, your lamb may weigh a bit more or less.
Whole Lamb For Picnics
One lamb will yield approximately:
- 2 legs
- 2 racks or cut into rib chops
- 8 loin chops
- 4 shanks
- Ground lamb
- Stew meat
For storage considerations, this amount of meat would take up slightly less freezer space than a bushel basket.
Consider having the leg cubed for delicious shish kabob (lamb on the rod) or butterflied for cooking on the grill.
- Ground lamb is perfect for:
- Pita Sandwiches
This measure represents the weight of the useable portions of the animal before cutting and wrapping.