Grow Your Own Lamb - in vivo
Welcome to the farm-gate! Growing your own paddock-raised (in vivo) lamb is natural and kind!
Get started by using the free GYoL app to select the ewe and ram that will produce your lamb. All our sheep are successful breeders, but different animals produce meat with higher and lower fat content—so all you need to do is decide which one you think tastes better.
You can also use the GYoL app to see where the ewe is at any given time during her pregnancy, and you’ll receive a notice as soon as your lamb is born. In order to raise free-range animals we have to let Mother Nature take her course, and sometimes that means that ewes and newborn lambs die. Please let us know if you would like to be notified of any deaths and we’ll take care of that too.*
Once your lamb is weaned and out running with a mob, you can use the GYoL app to follow its location and activity. You’ll automatically receive notices each time your lamb gets moved to another paddock, or is mustered in for care. You can also subscribe to photo feeds from your lamb’s perspective, or watch live webcams from around the station. Premium subscribers receive beautiful GPS trace maps of their lamb’s lifetime movement across the landscape, as well as tasteful photographs of the lamb, the growers, and the station of origin.
Our breeders and growers have successfully raised merino on these lands for decades, and have hundreds of years of combined experience. However, if at any time, or for any reason, your lamb is not being treated in a manner that you believe is appropriate you can use the GYoL app’s “Contact My Grower” function. Our service guarantees that your grower will respond within 6 hours, and discuss any concerns you have.
All lambs finish feeding in areas where wild thyme thrives, allowing their meat to take on its subtle flavour. You’re very welcome to visit your lamb at this time, meet your grower, and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
The GYoL app will also send you a notice when it’s time to take your lamb to slaughter, and if you’re on site we invite you to witness its quick and humane death, and to help in the butchering. If you prefer to have your selected lamb cuts sent directly to you, we’re happy to arrange that instead.
Whatever you decide, we trust that you'll share many happy meals with family and friends, knowing that your lamb was raised in the best way possible - your way!
* Deadstock disposal is provided as part of our regular service. Individual burial is available to subscribers of our Premium Service.
** Farm kills are managed by your grower and provided as part of our service. Veterinarian-assisted euthanasia is available to subscribers of our Premium Service.