Cuckoo Farm Lamb, Hogget and Mutton

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Lamb/hogget/mutton

The Cuckoo Farm sheep flock started small with a few Easycare ewes and a ram. Since then, the flock has grown and we have begun selling lamb, hogget and mutton meat boxes.

First lambs at Cuckoo Farm

We lambed during March in 2017.

Our lambs are reared on the ewes and graze our organic pastures until they are at least 3 months old. After weaning they graze fresh pasture until they are ready for slaughter.

We sell half or whole lamb boxes cut up as you request, or if you are a budding DIY butcher, order and collect a lamb to cut up yourself. We have also begun selling hogget and mutton half or whole boxes.

Difference between lamb, hogget and mutton

Lamb is generally less than a year old - usually 4 - 8 months.

Hogget is last year's lamb, 12 months to 2 years old. it has a stronger flavour than lamb, but is still tender.

Mutton, has suffered from a negative image, but recently has undergone a bit of a renaissance. It is darker in colour, stronger in flavour and lends itself to long slow cooking. Mutton is usually 2 - 4 years old, may be a little fatter than lamb, but cannot be beaten for flavour.

Our mutton will be available in the autumn. As sheep mature they become mutton, a word that has suffered from a negative PR image. Our mutton is between 2 and 4 years old, and in good condition but not able to be kept for breeding. Any older breeding ewes or rams at the end of their productive life go to Melton Market. The mutton will be hung for at least 2 weeks and the result is a juicy, well-flavoured meat, firm but not tough. See www.bbc.co.uk/food/mutton and www.muttonrenaissance.org.uk for recipes. We tried one ourselves last year and were pleased with it.

Price

Buy boxes of whole or half lamb or hogget/mutton collected or delivered. Whole lamb for DIY butchering collected from the farm.

Lamb/Hogget or Mutton Boxes collected from the farm Price
Whole Lamb or mutton Box £145.00
Half Lamb or mutton Box £80.00
DIY whole lamb carcase call for price
Whole hogget box £ call for price
Half hogget box £call for price
Lamb Boxes comprise: Joints, chops, etc cut to your requirements

We can arrange delivery of your meat to you in an insulated box by overnight courier.

Lamb/Hogget/Mutton Boxes delivered to you Price
Whole Lamb/Mutton Box £call for price
Half Lamb/Mutton Box £call for price
Whole Hogget box £call for price
Half Hogget £call for price
Lamb Boxes comprise: Joints, chops etc cut to your specification

Lamb boxes generally weigh around 9kg/half or 18kg whole

Half box of Mutton from Cuckoo Farm

Half box of mutton shown above. Mutton/Hogget will be approx 12kg/half or 24.5kg whole.

Meat from half a lamb will take up a drawer in your freezer if you are thinking about space.

Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your lamb/hogget and tell us how you would like it butchered (cut up), so we can instruct our butcher.

01780 722009