Native Shetland Lamb happily exist in the most rugged land and extreme climate but their dainty size and slow growing characteristics make them unfashionable and less profitable in the eyes of commercial agribusiness. We have already seen many breeds disappearing this way.
The taste is second to none. These old breeds are dainty in size but what they lack in bulk they more than make up for in flavour. They are traditionally reared to roam the open land, fed only by nature’s herbs and spiced with local flora.
Richard is passionate about his Native Shetland Sheep. He sells whole pure bred Shetland lamb and mutton, fresh butchered, chilled and packed suitable for home freezing by direct retail. No shop onsite. 100% Native Shetland Lamb delivered direct to your door. Sometimes Hogget and Mutton also available – check his weblink for updates. Watch out for when it is in season, then you can buy and successfully freeze it for another day.
It is greatly appreciated by discerning chefs who appreciate the fantastic flavour of heritage breeds. The carcass size is small and the meat is so flavoursome it is world class, for the meat takes on the flavours and spice of the herbs and flora of the landscape. Shetland Lamb has PDO status and is on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Here is Richard being filmed for the Shetland News.