Hebridean Hogget…

…an ancient breed for modern tables.

Locally sourced, locally butchered. That’s what it’s all about!

There are many reasons to choose Hebridean hogget (less than two years old) or mutton (over 2 years old): slow grown on grass and native brush, the breed itself is leaner, healthier, and more flavorful than many commercial breeds, and as it’s not mass-marketed, provenance is easy to establish. When you purchase Hebridean hogget or mutton, you are most likely supporting a small family business, and if you purchase the Hirsel’s hogget, you’ll also know that the animal you buy has been given excellent care and much affection during its entire journey from the womb to the abattoir.

We don’t sell the animals meant for your table at auction – they go straight from our farm to our local abattoir in Dingwall, a short journey away, in order to minimize stress in their final hours, and lower your food miles. From there, they are sent directly to a local butcher, where your pre-ordered half or whole hogget will butchered for you, or where you can purchase select portions over the counter.

2019 hogget sales: we have sold out of our October 2019 supplies. Our next batch  will be available in September 2020. Please contact us if you’d like more information about purchasing this healthy, locally sourced meat for your table.

Highland Butcher
A happy customer, ready to DIY-butcher his 2018 hogget.

Supplies are always limited; to place your name on the early alert list for 2020 Hebridean Hogget or Mutton, please send an email directly to info@thehirsel.com.

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