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Scissortail Farm TN FAQ's

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How did Scissortail Farm TN get its name?

Tennessee has been home for about 10 years now, but we were both born and raised on flat land in Oklahoma. We wanted to honor to our home state by using the Oklahoma state bird as part of our logo. It reminds us of our Oklahoma roots here in Tennessee.

Boomer Sooner!      Go Pokes!

What breeds of sheep do you have? 

We raise Katahdin and Katahdin/Suffolk cross. Since the majority of our customers are accustomed to bigger beef cuts we have found this breed and combination gives us the biggest loin size while retaining the mild lamb flavor our customers love. 

How is your lamb raised and finished?

All our lamb is born and raised on the rolling hills of Columbia, Tennessee. For the 3 months prior to harvest, we supplement our harvest ram lambs with chopped hay and high protein feed to enhance the marbling and flavor. Our lamb always has access to grass and/or hay, water and shelter, in addition to salt and minerals so they have a balanced diet. We finish our lamb in this way because we feel it gives our customers the most flavorful, tender and most consistent flavor profile regardless of what season the lamb is purchased. We will never apologize for the way we raise our sheep because all of our sheep and lambs are cared for with the most caring and humane animal practices we can provide. This is our preference on how we raise a premium quality nutritious lamb.  Our customers love the flavor!  We never sell lambs that have had antibiotics and never ever use growth hormones. 

I have never had lamb before, what can I expect

This non-gamey, delicious and easy to cook meat is prized by chefs and home cooks alike. Grilled, seared on a cast iron pan, slow roasted or smoked lamb is a very versatile meat. We include recipe books and cards to offer inspiration and direction in preparing your lamb meals. Our favorite seasoning to use on lamb is Hardcore Carnivore Camo or Black. Both are fantastic on Lamb.  Check our our Pinterest page for our favorite lamb recipes. 

Are you shipping lamb orders? 

Starting End of February 2023!!

Soon we will begin shipping within a 2 day ground zone from Columbia, TN. Zip code 38401.  Click the button below to check and see if you are within the 2 day area. 

We have chosen to limit our orders to the 2 day ground area for one reason only- COST!

Shipping frozen meat is extremely expensive beyond a 2 day ground zone. If you are still wanting to purchase but find yourself outside of that 2 day zone contact us at scissortailfarmtn@gmail.com to discuss overnight air shipping options. 

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How is my meat order shipped and will it be frozen?

All our meat is shipped via UPS via 2 day ground. Please check the map to see that you are within our 1-2 day shipping zone. The goal is for your meat to arrive frozen, some thawing around the edges are okay and can be placed in the freezer to refreeze. All our meat is vacuumed packed and USDA inspected.  We ship with a curb side recyclable insulated box liner to keep the meat cold. Every box also includes 5-10 lbs of dry ice. We do have a 7 pound minimum order to ship. 

Do you do local deliveries?

Can we pick up our meat in person?

We do local delivery in the Columbia, Tennessee area as a meet up for orders over 100$, if user that there is a 5$ charge. Leave a note at check out that you would like to do a Columbia meet up and we will contact you with our available times and meeting locations . You can pick up your meat order at the farm. Leave a note at check out that you would like to do a farm pick up. We will contact you with our available pick up times.   

Can we visit the farm to see the baby lambs? 

At this time we are not hosting farm visits to see our animals, because our days are packed! Please follow along on Facebook or Instagram for lots of behind-the-scenes content!  

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