Colne Valley lamb
The Colne Valley lambs are reared next door to us by fellow farmers who I have grown up with and know there business well, they are small farmers with mixed farms and are good stockmen. The breed of their lambs are mainly Texel’s x Blue Faced Leicester mule. This cross gives excellent conformation with good broad loins and meaty legs.
Salt Marsh Lamb
The Salt Marsh lambs that we supply enter the market from June and can go through to about March; we source the majority from Essex and Suffolk on the coast areas such as Woodbridge, Walton-on the Naze, Mersea Island and Foulness Island, we also draw some from Kent. The succulent sweet flavour of this lamb is a direct result of the natural marsh land grazing which they roam freely over in the summer months. The natural grasses and samphire are free from any form of fertilisers and provide a totally natural environment for the sheep.
The Dorset Lamb is produced from one supplier in Bicknacre in Essex not far from us. The Dorset is a unique lamb as it can breed all year round, this gives us the opportunity to supply London with the first new season lamb from the beginning of March onwards. Dorset Down Sheep are justly known as “king of the prime lamb breed”. One of the oldest breeds of native sheep, Dorset Down Sheep have a prestigious history as well as a successful future in the British farming landscape. The Dorset Down is renowned for producing early maturing lambs from grass, making them ideal for organic, and other extensive farming systems. The Dorset Down Ram is also proven as the ideal Terminal Sire to virtually any other breed of sheep making it the ideal solution for modern, commercial flocks.