Hogget – Lamb as it Used to Be?

Many people that we speak to say that they prefer a leaner meat these days. That is good news from our point of view, as our organic grass-fed Black Welsh Lamb is very low on fat compared with more mainstream commercial bEwe and Lambreeds. At the same time, our ancient, species-rich pasture offers higher-levels of minerals, vitamins and omegas than modern, fast-growing rye grasses. This makes our lamb very popular amongst chefs and people who are looking for maximum taste and texture, but also those who are more interested in a healthy diet.

At this time of year, our first lambs are ready for sale. However, these are last year’s lambs that have been slowly matured without any cereal-based feeds for almost 18 months and once lambs are more than a year old, they are known as hoggets. We think this is a nice old term and it helps to differentiate our premium product from this year’s lambs – who are still firmly with their mums. Our customers tell us that our hogget tastes like lamb used to. We can’t disagree.

You can order our Black Welsh Lamb hogget by dropping us a line at sheep@penywyrlodlamb.co.uk or by calling 01873 821387.

Or you can follow us on twitter @BlackWelshLamb.

We’d love to hear from you.

Nick and Sarah