Hebridean Hogget…

…an ancient breed for modern tables.

Hebridean Hogget ‘a la carte’ now available!
We now have Hebridean Hogget available as single cuts, Butchered, vacuum packed, and frozen by the excellent team at Macbeth’s in Forres.

Rolled shoulder (£12.50/kg) – a selection of packs weighing from 1.4kg to 2.15kg
Leg on the bone (£14.00/kg) – a selection of packs weighing from 1.5kg to 2kg
Cutlets (£16.00/kg) – a selection of packs weighing around half a kilo.
Shank (£6.50/kg) – a selection of packs weighing around half a kilo.
Chops (£20.00/kg) – a selection of packs weighing around half a kilo
Mince (£15.00/kg) – a selection of packs weighing around half a kilo

Order by phone (07985661682) or email (info@thehirsel.com) and pick-up at the farm gate (Covid precautions followed). Cash only for small orders. Large orders can be paid by bacs with prior arrangement.

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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, and supplemented with hay and tree fodder in the winter, 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. Additionally, with the increasing awareness of how our food choices affect our planet, you can be sure that, by choosing to purchase Hebridean meat raised on an a rotational grazing system, and processed locally in Scotland, you are doing your part to shop ethically and sustainably.

Slow grown, and well cared for on a varied diet of native grasses and tree fodder, with hay and beet added during the harsh winter months, Hirsel Hebrideans have a healthy, natural life on our Highland Hill farm.

We don’t sell the animals meant for your table at auction – in order to minimize stress in their final days, and lower your food miles, our animals never leave the Highlands: they go straight from our farm to our local abattoir in Dingwall. From there, they are sent directly to Macbeth’s in Forres, where your pre-ordered half or whole box will be butchered for you, or our a la carte cuts will be prepared. Macbeth’s cares as much about the welfare of their animals as we do, and offer an excellent service for high welfare meat products. You can read more about them here. At the moment, we only have a la carte items available. But we’ll have half and whole boxes available again in the autumn.

Locally sourced, slow grown. Better for you and our planet!

A half box is approximately 6-7kg (20 servings) of Hebridean Hogget. You will usually receive: Shoulder – boned and rolled Gigot (Leg) – whole on the bone Double loin chops (can be boned and rolled) Cutlets (can be left as a rack or boned and rolled), and possibly*Mince (from the trim and flanks). If ordered directly from The Hirsel, Half boxes are available for £75.00.

A whole box is approximately 14kg (40 servings) of Hebridean Hogget. You will usually receive: Shoulder – boned and rolled Gigot (Leg) – whole on the bone Double loin chops (can be boned and rolled) Cutlets (can be left as a rack or boned and rolled), and possibly* Mince (from the trim and flanks). If ordered directly from The Hirsel, whole boxes are available for £145.00.

Other products, such as burgers and sausages, are available at additional cost.
Delivery is available to your home, for an additional £12.50 per box. (Otherwise, pick ups will be arranged from the farm.)
*Mince is not always available, due to setup complications with such small animals. If interested, please inquire.

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

Supplies are always limited for this seasonal product; to order your Hogget, or to place your name on the early alert list for the next batch, of Hogget or Mutton, please send an email directly to Donna: info@thehirsel.com.

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