Blackface Lamb

The breed the Scottish Blackface is one of Scotland’s oldest breeds of sheep. Over the centuries it has adapted to a self-sufficient life in hefted flocks on the hill. The wool is used to make hard wearing tweeds. They lead a natural healthy life in fantastic Scottish scenery.
... /> Natural Cycle: The ewes lamb in late April and early May out on the hill. The ewes and lambs remain there until the last week of August enjoying the diverse moorland vegetation of heather, blueberries, mosses and grasses. By this stage the best lambs will have reached a carcass weight of 16-18 kg and are ideal for the table.

The lambs that are not up to weight at this stage go down onto lowland grass pastures. The best of these are then selected for despatch each month until March.

When our Lamb is available;

July – Salt Marsh Lamb

August to Easter – Blackface Lamb

All year – 5 year-old Blackface Mutton

We offer many different cuts of Blackface Lamb expertly prepared by our in-house butchers which can be purchased as individual products or you may prefer to select one of our great value Blackface Lamb Boxes

Our Blackface Lamb Boxes contain a selection of pre-selected cuts and some contain multiple pack bulk buys ideal for stocking up your freezer and offer great value for money.

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