Bred and reared by local farmers on neighbouring farms, these lambs are mainly Texels crossed with Blue Leicester mules. This cross gives the animals good broad loins and meaty legs.
Salt Marsh lamb is seasonal and available from June until around the end of March. The sweetness and succulence of this lamb comes as a result of them grazing and roaming freely on the marshes during the summer months. The lambs graze along the Essex and Suffolk coastal regions, including Woodbridge, Walton on the Naze, Mersea Island and Foulness Island. Their diet consists of grasses and samphire, both of which are free from any form of fertilizers and pesticides. This meat reaches maturity in a truly natural environment.
This unique sheep is able to breed all year round enabling Rare Breeds Meets to supply their clients with the first “new season” lamb from March onwards. Also known as the “King of the prime lamb breeds’, the Dorset Down is one of the oldest breeds of native British sheep and shows promise of a very successful future with early maturing lambs that are ideal for organic farming systems. The lambs come from a long standing and trusted Rare Bicknacre, Essex.