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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Hoggets.
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:19:51 pm »
Picked up my hoggest from the butcher this morning. They were slaughter up at Dingwall and then delivered to the local butcher. I ran the hebs on until almost 2 years old this time so have gone for diced and mince. Also chops. Slaughter was £99 and £105 for the butcher. As there is only the 2 of us joints are a bit of a waste. We like burgers, pies etc. Also lamb curry. Going to be busy cooking for the winter now the freezer is full again.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:55:45 pm »
They would still be fine as roasting joints.  A good cut is to have the top taken off the gigots to cook as steaks, which are wonderful, then the roast gigot is fine for two.   :hugsheep: :hungry:
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NewLifeOnTheFarm

  • Joined Jun 2016
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 03:38:25 pm »
How many did you take for slaughter? Trying to  work out what to expect for costs next year, will be using Dingwall as well.

sheeponthebrain

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Turriff
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 06:44:56 am »
out of interest why don't you use inverurie? it'd be much closer to you?

NewLifeOnTheFarm

  • Joined Jun 2016
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 07:32:14 am »
out of interest why don't you use inverurie? it'd be much closer to you?

I had been told that they didn't do small numbers at inverurie?

Will be over the moon to be corrected!!

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 09:43:57 am »
How many did you take for slaughter? Trying to  work out what to expect for costs next year, will be using Dingwall as well.
  I took 3. Cost of killing plus delivering to our butcher was £79 not £99 as I first thought.

Badger Nadgers

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Derbyshire/North Staffs
  • Teeswater & Hebridean
Re: Hoggets.
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 11:49:46 pm »
A good cut is to have the top taken off the gigots to cook as steaks, which are wonderful, then the roast gigot is fine for two.   :hugsheep: :hungry:

Kill, cut, bagged and weighed as:

Shoulders halved
Legs as steaks  (packed for family of two) plus shanks
Chops
Rest as mince (packed in approx 500g)

3 were £64.50 total  All done at the abbatoir.

 

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