Free range lamb

Our rare breed lamb is free range - it has been reared naturally outdoors and has spent its life grazing on pasture. We supply various rare breeds throughout the year, Southdown, Hebridean, Castlemilk Moorit, Dorset Down, Hampshire Down and Leicestershire Longwool. We sell shearling lamb, rather than spring lamb. Rare breed sheep take longer to mature than modern continental breeds - often rare breed lambs only reach an economic weight after one year, that is one spring, one summer, one winter, and another spring and summer of grazing on fresh grass. Only a few of the faster growing rare breeds produce finished lambs in the first season. For this reason, much of our lamb is shearling, which means a lamb which has been sheared once. Shearling lamb, as a more mature animal that has grazed on species rich pasture, has much more depth of flavour than milk fed, unweaned spring lambs. Shearling lamb is distinct from hogget, which is a sheep that is more than 2 years of age, and from mutton, which is a sheep over 5 years old.

Free range lamb