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Posted: Saturday 20 November, 2010

by Rosemary at 5:57pm in Sheep No comments Add your own

Our first two tup lambs went for slaughter last Monday. All went smoothly, with Dan taking them to St Andrew's. The butcher phoned me yesterday to discuss how I wanted them cut up. He didn't have the abattoir report to hand, so I'll get the deadweights and the state of the liver then.

The butcher was pleased with them and was looking forward to cutting them up. He said that, while they didn't have the back end of a Texel, they had fabulous shoulders. He also said the eye muscle on the ribs was very good. They were a bit fat - we let them run on a month longer than I had planned - but weren't too bad.

We'll get them back next week and I'm really looking forward to tasting the meat. We've kept two full legs for family lunches - yummy! - plus boned and rolled shoulders, chump chops, steaks, two racks, burgers and sausages.


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