Rare Breed lamb, Hogget & Pork for Sale
We sell a range of frozen meat cuts and home-made
sausages, burgers, black pudding & haggis,
direct from our freezer throughout the year.
Please contact me for availiability and prices,
Or visit me at our market stall in West Linton
on the first Saturday of each month.
Our livestock are kept in low density, outdoors and on mixed pasture all year round. We minimize our use of chemicals & pesticides and only medicate when necessary. Our lambs & pigs are reared the old fashioned way. Please support us in ensuring the survival of our Rare Breeds.
Lamb & Hogget
Meat from Hebridean Sheep is totally different to supermarket lamb. It has a rich dark hue, succulent tender texture and delicious game-like flavour. Hebrideans are primitive sheep and as such are slow to grow/mature. This allows the Hebrideans to enjoy a longer, more natural life and for their meat's flavour to develop fully in a way we now rarely have the opportunity to appreciate. Recent tests have shown that Hebridean meat has signifcantly lower cholesterol levels than most other breeds of lamb. Hebrideans also graze a more varied flora giving thier meat that additional depth of flavour. Lamb is less than one year old, Hogget is between one and two years old and Mutton is over two years old.
"The meat from Hebridean sheep is unique. It has a rich, dark colour, succulent tender texture and a gamey, utterly delicious flavour. Tasted against locally produced butchers' lamb and some very good Welsh lamb, there was no contest: the Hebridean won hands down. It was tender with a really good bite, rich but didn't leave that greasy, fatty taste in the mouth and it was so full of flavour that some of the young tasters couldn't believe it really was lamb."
Alex Barker : Guild of Food Writers
The Tamworth is one of the great 'dual pupose' pigs producing stunningly good pork as well as equally tremendous bacon. We allow our pigs a healthy outdoor life grazing at leisure in order to eat and grow at thier own speed. This alows the flavour to develop naturaly. We produce pork that is full of flavour and character with good levels of marbling and fat that add an extraordinary rich depth of flavour and succulence.
'In the mid 1990's the Tamworth came top in a taste test carried out by Bristol University using both commercial and rare breed pigs in a scientifically controlled experiment'
Our Tamworth Pigs are primarily a Pedigree Breeding Herd with the main aim of supporting the Rare Breed and preserving its bloodlines. Pigs that 'do not make the grade' or surplus boars are used to produce our meat.