The lamb we sell is older lamb, known as hogget, and are at least a year old.
With age there is a depth of flavour that really distinguishes our lamb from others. The age of the hoggets not only provides the amazing flavour but also the size of the lamb. So you'll find you get a lot more lamb for your money!
The lambs are grass fed only which really enhances the flavour and quality of the meat. But also a grass diet has been proven to give a higher level of Omega-3.
The Sheep Flock
The lambs are all homebred from our small flock of ewes. The ewes lamb outside in April as this has been found to suit the farm and sheep with healthier happier ewes and lambs. The ewes and lambs go on their "summer holidays" to a farm in Spreyton where they are integral to the management of the farm for wildlife.
The lambs are weaned in the autumn and kept on grass, with hay if required, for another year. The grass diet is a key element to ensuring the exceptional eating quality of the lamb. It is also known grass fed beef and lamb have higher levels of Omega-3 so are healthier.
Box of Hogget
The hoggets are sold as either half hogget or whole hoggets. However we are now able to offer individual cuts and joints.
As a guide a half hogget box contains usually contains 2 large leg joints; a shoulder joint; breast; chops; and a small rack. This is approximately 12kg weight.
A whole hogget is obviously twice the amount.
The hoggets are dry aged hung for extra flavour and tenderness. They are all vacuum packed and labelled.
Our local butcher is happy to cater for individual requirements in terms of cuts or size of joints.
Please contact us if you would like further information or interested in purchasing some hogget. Please bear in mind that all hoggets are home bred so availability cannot always be guaranteed.