Industry Information

Standards For Renaissance Mutton
Information For Farmers

Renaissance Mutton from Wethers
Production Checklist:

  1. Discuss requirements with your buyers
  2. Castrate the males
  3. Decide what age your wethers will be at time of slaughter
  4. Animals must be at least two years of age/show four broad teeth
  5. Set a schedule for slaughter
  6. Finish on lowland grasses, heather or similar but be wary of over-fattening
  7. Be sure the animal’s fat cover and conformation matches the market need
  8. Co-ordinate sale and slaughter to maximise return

Renaissance Mutton from Ewes
Checklist for Producers:

  1. Discuss requirements with your buyers
  2. Assess the flock after lambing and identify suitable ewes
  3. Ewes must be at least two years old/showing four broad teeth but there’s no upper age limit
  4. Set a schedule for slaughter
  5. Ask questions of the supply chain to double check requirements
  6. Finish on lowland summer grasses or heather and over-winter as necessary on a forage-based diet
  7. Be sure the animal’s fat cover and conformation matches the market need
  8. Co-ordinate sale and slaughter to maximise return
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