Hebridean Hogget & Mutton…

High in taste and nutrition, low in fat and miles: our animals are grass-fed and slow grown at The Hirsel, then prepared for you by local businesses like Macbeth’s and Ardgay Game. Add this ancient, native breed to your menu today…and support Scotland’s local food industry.

NEW! Single cuts of MUTTON are now available, cut for us by local business Ardgay Game. Buy singly for pickup at the farm gate, or mix up a box that suits you, and see below for pick up or delivery options. Prices are per kilo, prices below are based on sample cuts:

  • Rolled boneless Shoulder: £20.88 (£12/kilo, for a for a 1.74k cut)
  • Leg on the bone: £21.06 (£13/kilo, for a 1.62k cut)
  • Double loin chops: £3.91 (£11.50/kilo, for a .34k 4-pack; 2-packs also available)
  • Racks: £4.25 (£12/50/kilo, for a rack weighing .34)
  • Flank or Shank on the bone: £6.50 per kilo.


A half box of Hebridean Hogget or Mutton is approximately 6-7kg (20 servings, mutton may be slightly larger), cut for us by Macbeth’s. 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). Cost: £75.00

A whole box of Hebridean Hogget or Mutton is approximately 14kg (40 servings, mutton may be slightly larger), cut for us by Macbeth’s in Forres. You will usually receive: Shoulder – boned and rolled, Gigot (Leg) – whole on the bone, Double loin chops, Rack, and possibly* Mince (from the trim and flanks). Cost: £140

NOTE: we have no more Hogget boxes available at this time. We will have a very limited amount of 1/2 and whole Mutton boxes available in the week of 20 September.)

Our “Best By” Clearance sale…

…for selected products is ongoing while supplies last. Due to Covid complications, these animals were sent off the farm outside of our usual butchering and marketing schedule, so sales weren’t as brisk as usual: who stocks their freezer in the middle of the winter, after all?
The “Best By” dates on these cuts reflect storage in a household freezer, while these cuts are stored in our farm freezer, which is kept at commercial freezer temperatures of -18 or below (usually in the low -20s). These cuts are quality, delicious food, and good to go – the meat we eat in our own kitchen. But YOU benefit from the “Best By” labeling, because we’re offering a limited amount for sale at half price.

Rolled shoulder, normally £12/kg: £6.00/kg
Leg on the bone, normally £13/kg: £6.50/kg
Cutlets, normally £16.00/kg: £8.00/kg
Chops, normally £11.50/kg: £6.00/kg
Rack of lamb, normally £19/kilo: £9.50/kg
Shank, normally £6.50/kg: £3.50/kg

Pick up or Delivery?

  • Overnight Delivery – of fresh boxes only – is available from Macbeth’s to your home, for an additional £12.50 per box. By pre-arrangement only.
  • Farm gate pickups of fresh orders are available within 24 hours of our receipt of delivery from the butchers. Otherwise, your orders will be frozen, for pickup at your convenience. All pickups are by appointment only.
  • We are currently working on being able to deliver orders £30 or more to our local area. More information about this will be posted asap.
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 a Nature-Friendly farm, and processed locally in Scotland, you are doing your part to shop ethically and sustainably.

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

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, or to Ardgay Game, where your pre-ordered half or whole box will be butchered for you, or our single cuts will be prepared. These businesses care as much about animal welfare and environmental issues as we do, and offer an excellent service for high welfare meat products.

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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