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Lamb

We use only female lambs and they are usually the Texel variety know for its great meat yeild and eating qualities, these are sourced from either Derbyshire or even Wales! there a miriad of differents cuts used for different occasions all you have to do is choose the one best suited for you!

barnsley chops leg lamb steaks lamb shanks
neck (scragg) 8 bone rack kidney
rolled shoulder rolled noisette noisette steaks
diced leg mince rolled leg
bone in leg bone in shoulder bone in breast

Texel lamb history.

The Texel sheep originated on the isle of Texel, the largest of the Frisian Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. The exact origin of the breed is unknown although it is thought to be a cross of multiple English breeds. It was slowly bred into a meat breed of outstanding carcass quality. It is now one of the most common meat breeds in the Netherlands, making up seventy percent of the national flock.

Characteristics.
The Texel breed is a white-faced breed with no wool on the head or legs. The breed is characterized by a distinctive short, wide face with a black nose and widely placed, short ears with a nearly horizontal carriage. They have black hooves. The wool is of medium grade (46s-56s) with no black fibers. Mature animals shear fleece weights of 3.5kgs (7.7 lbs) to 5.5kgs (12.1 lbs).

The most outstanding characteristic of the Texel is its remarkable muscle development and leanness. Texel-sired lambs show an advantage of one full leg score in breed comparisons and less total carcass fatespecially seam fat.

A mutation in the 3' UTR of the myostatin gene in Texel sheep creates target sites for the microRNAs miR-1 and miR-206. This is likely to be the genetic cause of the muscular phenotype of this breed of sheep.