Hebridean Hogget & Mutton

In the far north of Scotland, nutritious roasts and stews, chops and soups are always welcome – no matter the time of year. Food that fills you up and keeps you going through all the seasons. At the Hirsel, we have a wide selection of hogget and mutton for you and your family, made from our own native breed Hebrideans.

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. And with increasing awareness of how our food choices affect our planet, you can be sure that, by purchasing native breed Hebridean meat raised on a nature-friendly farm like the Hirsel and processed locally in the Highlands, you’re doing your part to shop ethically and sustainably.

Our a la carte selection

We now have a freezer full of 2022-season hogget and mutton. Butchered by Macbeth’s in Forres, and available to purchase by individual cuts

****With the cost-of-living crisis affecting all of us, from growers through processers to customers (as just one example, our butchering costs have risen by a third since last year), we’ve had to raise our prices too. But it’s important to us that our community continues to be able to afford to serve locally produced, healthy food to their families. So we’ve raised our hogget just 10%, and our mutton 15%. We hope this helps you keep coming back to us, so we can keep supplying our community, too.****

Hogget

  • Shoulder, rolled or on the bone: £13.20/kg
  • Leg on the bone: £14.30/kg
  • Chops: £12.65/kg
  • Racks: £13.75/kg
  • Shank: £7.15/kg
  • Mince or Diced: £13.00/kg

Mutton

  • Shoulder, rolled or on the bone: £13.80/kg
  • Leg on the bone: £14.95/kg
  • Chops: £13.25/kg
  • Racks: £14.30/kg
  • Shank: £7.45/kg
  • Mince or Diced: £13.00/kg

Boxes

Design your own box weighing 6 kilos or more, and we’ll charge you a flat rate of £13.00/kg for any cut – except shanks, which will be charged at £7/kg. (max two packets of diced or mutton per box).

Ordering, Pick up and Delivery

  • Orders can be placed via email: info@thehirsel.com.
  • Farm gate sales/pickups are by appointment. Returning customers can pay cash upon pick up or via bacs; new customers are asked to pay cash upon pick up.
  • Please ask about our free local (Bonar Bridge & Ardgay) delivery to seniors and those who cannot travel due to health issues. We ask that all delivery orders are paid in advance, or by cash upon delivery.
Highland Butcher
A happy customer, ready to DIY-butcher his 2018 hogget.

By the way…

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 for butchering to Macbeth’s in Forres and then directly back to us, or to Highland Prime in Fearn, where they are butchered and sold in-shop. 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, please send an email directly to Donna: info@thehirsel.com.

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