At Terrapin Farms we raise high-protein Coastal Hay, and Registered Dorper Sheep for both breeding stock and market lamb meat. Our lamb meat is marketed under the name Texas Dorper Lamb, LLC.  Our stock come from the proven genetics of Texas- and National-prize winning ancestry.  We place a high value on sustainability and good stewardship from farm to fork. Each and every one of our farm management processes has been selected to produce our superior quality, all natural lamb meat, and we treat every lamb like it's the next one we'd be proud to serve to our family and yours.

Consistently high quality doesn't just happen.

It takes selecting the right breed of sheep, developed to produce the highest carcass qualities of flavor, tenderness and meat/bone ratio. It also requires providing the right environment and space to thrive without over-managing. The Dorper Sheep is ideal for the climate and terrain of the Texas Hill Country. 

2017 News

Breeding & Raising Consistent Quality.

Your Source for Dorper Sheep and Lamb in Central Texas




TEXAS DORPER LAMB, LLC and TERRAPIN FARMS are proud to be a member and to meet the high standards of these associations




Austin Lamb Jam.

This year it's all about the BBQ. Not too late to get in on the tasting.  Go to http://www.americanlamb.com/lamb-jam/austin-lamb-jam/


TX Hill Country Dorper BBQ, Show & Sale

The highest grossing sale of Dorper breeding sheep in the USA is held in Fredericksburg, TX.  This year will include a Dorper lamb BBQ Cook-off, Breeding Ewe and Ram Show, and the annual Sale.  Date to be announced soon.  For more info:


National Ag Day.

Show you appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable food, fiber, and renewable resource products.



Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival.

A full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, beer, and music!  The Hill Country Sheep & Goat Org. will be serving locally raised Dorper lamb meatballs and giving away American Lamb Board recipes.