*Please note: When ordering any meat via the website it may take up four weeks for your lamb to be delivered as all our lamb is fresh not frozen. 

Our Dartmoor Hogget

Gourmet, Ethical, Slow Grown

We are the last shepherds to keep all three of Dartmoor's native, ancient breeds commercially. All our lamb is ethically reared and grazes the rugged Dartmoor landscape they were built to thrive on. Unlike almost all shepherds these days who farm modern, commercial breeds for the fast paced meat industry, we are passionate about keeping these traditional breeds on the hills they were designed to graze. Dartmoor lamb from Dartmoor.

All our lamb is slow grown. This means our lambs enjoy a longer life span than the lambs bred for the commercial meat industry (that tend to slaughter lambs at just 4-6 months old). Our lambs enjoy a life span of 10-18 months which means they are technically classed as 'hogget'. We believe that allowing our lambs to grow naturally not only improves their welfare but creates beautifully mature meat with a real depth of flavour. All our lamb is delivered fresh not frozen so our lambs are given the longest amount of time in the field rather than sitting around in a freezer waiting to be ordered. These days you tend to hear a lot of meat producers boasting about how long their lamb has been hung for, supposedly ‘maturing’ on the butchers hook. We believe flavour should be created naturally on the hoof, not the butcher’s hook.

Our slow growing lambs graze the traditional pastures of Dartmoor and mature gradually which enhances their gourmet flavour as they develop a healthy, marbling of subtle fat throughout the meat. This natural fat gently melts when cooked, infusing the meat with a succulence and depth of flavour second to none. Our lamb is sold to select, high end local outlets (such as The PIG and The Angel in Dartmouth) and through our lamb box delivery that offers fresh, UK, postage.  

Each whole lamb box consists of:

- 2 x Shoulder joints

- 2 x Leg joints

- 10 - 15 x Chops 

- 2 x Rack of ribs

- Kidneys and livers (optional)  

- 1 x Neck 

- 1 x Breast (rolled and stuffed with homemade stuffing)

* Your choice of joints can be minced on request if preferred

As we aim to supply the very freshest lamb we butcher in monthly batches so order yours today to be on the list for this months lamb. 


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