At Athenry, they farm with an emphasis on holistic management. They strive to be admirable stewards of the land and produce wholesome, high quality lamb for their friends and family. The meat is unique to the breed - lean, rich in color and full of flavour that is superior to lambs raised commercially. Black Welsh Mountain sheep meat is known as a delicacy in the UK. Anthenry produces healthy, 100% grassfed sheep while regenerating the land. Integrity and honesty are the core of their values.
What is hogget? The definition of "lamb meat" in Canada is an animal that is slaughtered at 12 months of age or younger. "Hogget" is meat from sheep that are between 12-24 months of age. At Athenry, they grassfinish their lambs, making them closer to 14-16 months of age at slaughter. The animals destined for butcher are on mixed pastures and frolic alongside our beautiful Buffalo Creek where they use them as land managers to control the weeds and promote and increase in plant biodiversity. This is what is called regenerative and sustainable farming. The trade off for "true lamb", is that you are getting "Hogget", wonderfully flavoured and holistically grown.