If there’s something we’ve learnt, it’s the value of good grazing. A balance in the summer vs that in the winter. The main food source for our healthy flocks. The vastness & richness that good grazing has to offer our stock with all the nutritional components needed to thrive throughout the British seasons.
We have a rich rotation of grassland which offers ample grazing for our large flock. From open plains to overgrowth & shrubbery. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals our grasses not only provide delicious nutritious benefits but also support a wide and diverse range of insects and wildlife, the odd free range pony & pig.
We are passionate about growing healthy flocks and as a result there is real pleasure in working and caring for land which offers such generous richness. To protect it and nurture it, and watch it develop and grow. Sixty Sheep are only ever feed on grass, which means it’s our duty to safeguard what makes our flocks flourish.
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One of our most valued principles is how we treat our livestock. Our aim is that our sheep live healthy, stress free lives as naturally as possible. This means, if we don’t need to add our input we simply don’t. We don’t drive them into barns or move them unnecessarily, we don’t interfere unless there is a reason. We let them roam, graze and socialise freely.
We are a dedicated team ensuring absolute top levels of welfare. Our daily checks are countless and thorough and we ensure everyone is counted for. From sunbathing in June, to sheltering in Jan, our farm is fully operational 365 days a year and that’s a statement, like every other British farm we’re proud to make.
We think good food should be affordable, and that might mean eating less of it. Sounds strange right? Eat less meat, but it shouldn’t be. Protein is one part of a balance diet, so if you do it right, eating less processed, fast foods means you’d actually get more out of your quality ‘grass fed’ meals when you have them.
There is a concept that we should only eat what is seasonally available, or what we can forage. Of course supermarkets have taken us a far cry from our cave man days, but as hunter/ gatherers we would not have had such an abundance of food on or off season.
Essentially eating less low quality, fast meat, means that the meat you do consume has been considered. It’s been reared and produced in a way that is respectful to the animal, the farmer and the landscape. It is offering you the very best nutritional values and above all, it’s sustainable & it’s British.
Whole Lamb Boxes
We only ever sell whole lamb boxes or half lamb boxes shared for the very simple reason that we only ever sell what is ordered which ensures we stay true to our zero waste policy and this will never change.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of ordering whole lamb boxes before let us answer a couple of frequently asked questions so we can assure you…
- Our lamb boxes come direct to you from our reputable butcher. We think this is as fresh as you will ever purchase lamb. There is no large scale operation or importation. We drive our Herefordshire Lamb direct from the butcher to your door. No nasty’s. No preservatives. No bulking on grain or filling out on water. Just 100% grass fed lamb.
- Our boxes are perfect for the freezer. They come in freezer bags, divided up as ordered which means you can leave out and cook what you want and freeze the rest. We believe the freezer is the best place to store your meat because it ensures the quality is never compromised. You can take from your freezer as and when is required which ensures you are part of our zero waste campaign. Our top tip. For those that have enough room we always recommend investing in a small chest freezer (don’t worry our boxes only take up a shelf) but this sets you up for sustainable buying. We’ve written a blog about it here.
- Our meat is diverse which means whether you are creating an Irish Stew in the depths of winter or adding minted lamb burgers to the BBQ there is demand for our grass fed meat all year round.
We have had plenty of first time, as well as regular lamb box customers and if there are any questions you need answering before committing to a purchase then we would love to hear from you.