Lamb Produce Coldcroft farm

Lamb Produce available to buy

Lamb meat boxes

All our lambs are home-reared pedigree Ryelands. They are born later in the year, when the weather is warmer and the grass has more nutrition in it.  Our lamb is delicious as it is a slow reared, grass fed and kept just that little bit longer so it is full of flavour. 
We can offer our meat in a number of ways:
1/2 box of Lamb Fully Butchered
Priced £10.00 / kg. Typically this is between £85 - £115 for a 1/2 box
1/2 box, with small joints
2 x 1/2 shoulder joints on the bone
2 x 1/2 leg joints on the bone
1 x breast boned and rolled
Approximately 16 chops on the bone (packed in 4s) 
1/2 box, with large joints Great for the larger family
1 full shoulder joints on the bone 
1 full leg joints on the bone 
1 x breast boned and rolled
Approximately 16 chops on the bone (packed in 4s) 
Both the above typically weigh 8.5-11.5 kg, thus will cost between £85 - 115 for a 1/2 box.
Mixed Box - £50, £70 or £100
These boxes will be made up from the following, but will not contain all items. If there is any item in particular you do or don't want, please advise in advance.
1/2 shoulder joints on the bone 
1/2 leg joints on the bone 
1 x breast boned and rolled
chops on the bone (packed in 4s) 
cubed mutton
minced lamb
Lamb and mint sausages (bags of 6)
Lamb and mint burgers (packs of 10)
A Potted History of Ryeland Sheep 
(courtesy of the Ryeland Flock Book Society)
  • Ryeland sheep are amongst the oldest of the established British sheep breeds. Although the exact origins of the Ryelands are lost in the mists of time it is believed that they were derived from the Spanish Merino. The breed was developed in the area surrounding Ross-on-Wye and was highly prized for its fleece. The wool clip was of exceptional quality, and this was partly attributed to the succulence of the grazing – a reflection of the excellent pastoral conditions of the area. Ryeland wool became the measure against which the quality of other wools was assessed. During the 16th Century the breed increased in popularity, possibly helped by the supposed fact that Queen Elizabeth I was a strong supporter of Ryeland wool. Apparently a pair of stockings, given to her as a gift, pleased her so much that she swore that she would thereafter only wear clothing made from Ryeland wool.
  • In addition to their fine fleeces, Ryelands have always been highly regarded for their quality carcasses. The number of breeds specifically developed for meat production increased dramatically in the latter half of the 18th Century thanks to the pioneering work of Robert Bakewell, and the emergence of the Leicester sheep. In 1952 there were only 40 Ryeland flocks remaining. By 1974, only 980 registered breeding ewes remained, a situation which caused it to be listed as rare by the then newly formed Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The combined efforts of the RBST, the Ryeland Flock Book Society and a band of dedicated breeders have turned around the breed’s fortunes.
  • Ryeland sheep sometimes produce coloured lambs as the result of the expression of recessive colour genes. Fleece colours vary from palest silver through many shades of grey to black. Occasionally fawn or dark brown may occur and the body colour may be uniform or spotted or patched.

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