LAMB, MUTTON & HOGGET
100% Grass Fed
We sell our 100% grass fed, slow grown, pure Welsh Mountain Badger Face, Whiteface Dartmoor and Herdwick lamb, hogget and mutton that produces medium sized delicious carcases direct to you, the customer. Our sheep graze on our culm grassland meadows and grow naturally with no concentrated feedstuffs, which improves both the taste and the texture of the meat. The slow approach extends to the hanging of the carcases for 14 days which further enhances the flavour and tenderness. Whole and half lamb boxes are available in season, from September to November, Mutton in September and October and Hogget in May. We encourage customers to reserve their lamb, hogget and mutton boxes early as demand always outstrips supply. One fully butchered lamb takes up about one and a half shelves in an average upright freezer and will be cut to your requirements. Your meat will then be couriered fresh, in chilled polyboxes, direct to your door.
By eating rare breed meat you are supporting the breed by ensuring it has a firm footing in the food chain and this is the best way to ensure their long term survival; rare breeds become rare because they are not being eaten and therefore not being bred.
Devon Ruby beef, mutton and lamb boxes will be available for delivery this autumn, and we are taking orders for these now (you won’t be invoiced until nearer to delivery). To place an order please contact us.
If you would like to go on our meat mailing list please get in touch.
We have chosen our breeds of sheep for a number of reasons; they are rare or native breeds, all have a special beauty, they are extremely hardy, they thrive on our farm, have amenable temperaments and are a pleasure to handle. But the main reason for choosing and then keeping faith with these breeds is that they all taste exceptional. Badger Face lamb is exquisitely sweet, flavourful meat; the meat of Whiteface Dartmoors has been called angel meat because of its taste; the Herdwick takes a little longer to mature and excels in produces deeply flavoursome hogget.
Our lamb is available September to November.
Hogget is leaner than lamb and older, between one and two years, so has a slightly larger carcase. As the demand grows for this fabulous meat each year, we increase the numbers of lambs that we grow on as hogget and the flavour is astonishing; deeper and more mature, whilst maintaining its lamb-like tenderness. Our hogget is available in May so if you fancy trying some do ask us to put you on our hogget mailing list – it is usually reserved a year in advance by everyone who tries it.
In September and October we have mutton available, although it sells out fast. Mutton has had a well deserved renaissance, which considering its taste is not surprising; it’s perfect for slow roast recipes and for dishes that get their flavour from long slow cooking such as succulent curries, tagines, moussaka, hotpot, stews and shepherd’s pie. Carcases will weigh more than lamb or hogget. Please let us know if you are interested in mutton and we will put you on the mailing list for this flavoursome meat. Contrary to popular belief, with long, slow cooking we have never found it to be anything other than tender.
Most people have their lamb prepared:
- Legs whole or halved
- Shoulders whole, or halved, or whole boned and rolled
- Breast boned and rolled, or minced
- Loin and rack as joints, or as chops
Cuts in a whole lamb/hogget/mutton box: 2 legs, 2 shoulders, 2 breasts, 2 neck fillets, approx 26 chops, approx 6 rump steaks, stewing neck cuts, 2 kidneys, heart, liver
We try and accommodate any other butchery requirements you may have. If you want a whole or half lamb in one piece for spit roasting, we can do that too, although that’s collection only because we can’t get hold of chill boxes large enough to courier them.
Half lamb box: £60 collected/£75 delivered
Whole lamb box: £110 collected/£125 delivered
Half hogget box: £75 collected/ £90 delivered
Whole hogget box: £140 collected/ £155 delivered
Half mutton box: £65 collected/£80 delivered
Whole mutton box £120 collected/£135 delivered
Weights: Weights inevitably vary, but a whole lamb box simply butchered will be around 10+ kilos (NB if you want cuts boned, the results will obviously weigh less). Hogget is a similar weight to lamb, and mutton boxes will be approx 12 kilos (although they can be quite a bit heavier).
What You Say
“Enjoyed a delicious roast dinner at home on Remembrance Sunday – the leg of lamb was absolutely superb. We believe it was the best we’ve had – ever! Very, very flavourful and ultra succulent. Thanks again.” PH, Kent
“Well we had the leg of lamb tonight. As my husband was cutting it up he tried some, he exclaimed it was the best lamb he had ever tasted, not remarks he makes, I also thought it was the best.” MP, Cornwall
“We have been rationing the lamb very carefully, but this week saw us grilling the loin chops from our half lamb box. Can I just say – they were the best lamb chops I ever remember eating. Being a South African we rave about Karoo lamb and its flavour. But these little lamb chops were even better. Just fabulous! Can’t wait to try the pork!” KW, London
“By far the best lamb I’ve tasted in a long time!!! lt was served slightly pink and melting in your mouth… wonderful!!!!” AO, Kent
“G….. just phoned to say she ate some of the lamb over the weekend – and thought it was the best she’d ever tasted!!”
“By the way, and needless to say as I am re-ordering, the lamb was absolutely delicious!” MD, Exeter.
“The lamb is gorgeous. It all arrived well packaged and in one piece (well, several chopped up pieces We had our lamb moussaka using one pack of mince and it was really lovely.” DS, Bristol.
“Arrived still chilled to north of England – gorgeous meat – highly recommended!”
“Great condition, brilliant price and very quick delivery, highly recommended”.
“The lamb is amazing; I’m going to become a regular customer and I can’t wait to try the pork too.”
“I would like to thank you very much for the quality of service and goods you have provided. Many thanks to you and Andrew.” CM, Derbyshire
MOST delicious lamb I have EVER tasted.” GB, Devon
“I would like to try a quarter pork box seeing as I have just run out of your lamb! The lamb was the best I have ever had!” DP, Kent
“Oh what lovely lamb chops, really tender. I have not tasted lamb so good since my late uncle had a farm in Ireland in the sixties and seventies and eighties. I will always remember the lovely taste from that day and your lambs taste beautiful and are well cared for in their lifetime,” JP, Maidstone
“We’re absolutely delighted with the hogget. We cooked a leg yesterday and were blown away with the taste and the tenderness although her indoors is claiming some of the credit as she did the cooking”. GN, Wiltshire
“I just unpacked my box of hogget and it looks so delicious that I am now thinking of getting a second lamb in the autumn.” AH, London
“Just to let you know the hogget came this afternoon. Looks great – we have a house guest this weekend so will make it a special occasion with a leg on the BBQ” AR, Liverpool
“Nice thick chump chops (always the best bit) and a glass of decent Beaujolais – sensational! Please put me down for a whole hogget box next year” PH, Bath
“The mutton looks lovely and the colour of it is amazing.” MP, Cornwall
“Just wanted to let you know the mutton is delicious!” SA, Basingstoke