American Cotswold Record Association

The Original Registry Of Purebred Cotswold Sheep

Gourmet Meat

(Background of this page is an actual photo of super-lustrous Cotswold fleece)


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Cotswold lamb and mutton is juicy and tender with flavor that is non-gamy and buttery tasting; it's widely preferred over ordinary meats.

The Cotswold's extremely desirable flavor and tenderness make it highly suited for buying and selling direct from grower to consumer.  Once tried, eager local buyers snap it up at excellent prices.

Culinary experts who ought to know better sometimes spout nonsense like "Mutton is gamy but lamb isn't."

Cotswold mutton is less gamy than lamb of many other breeds.

An impressive "steamship leg-o-mutton" like the one in the photo (right) usually weighs about 7 to 8 lbs.

Most Cotswold lamb is harvested between 100 to 150 lbs. on the hoof---normal yield is about 35% (35 to 56 lbs. as wrapped cuts), after trimming out waste bone and/or fat.

This meat sold in many parts of the U.S. at an average of $7 to $9 per pound cut & wrapped (whole-carcass) retail, farm-direct in 2010---as little as $245 for a freezer compartment FULL of gourmet meat! (Butcher fee may be extra.)

What a bargain for sellers & buyers!  Prices may vary by region and grower.

Last Updated: 05/11/2011
2009 by the American Cotswold Record Association
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