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.

Weaned lambs at Cuckoo Farm

We lambed during March and May in 2018.

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 butchered for you, 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.

October 2018 we have hogget and lamb in the available.

Lamb/Hogget or Mutton Boxes collected from the farm (Oct 18) Price
Whole Lamb Box £125.00
Half Lamb Box £65.00
DIY whole lamb carcase call/email for price
Whole hogget box £140.00
Half hogget box £75.00
Lamb Boxes comprise: Joints, chops, etc

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

 

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