What has four legs, looks after your budget and the environment?
No, it’s not George Eustice and Rishi Sunak in a cabinet meeting.
...ok, no more dad jokes.
We've already told you how nutritious it is, you already know how great it tastes, but do you know just why lamb stacks up so well for the environment?
Here’s a whole host of ways sheep farming is having a positive impact on the environment – and how eating lamb can have a positive effect on your wallet too.
IT’S ALL NATURAL
Sheep are incredibly self-sufficient animals, receiving the majority of their nutritional needs from naturally occurring grasslands – converting this into the rich, vitamin-packed protein that makes its way from paddock to plate.
And, in our completely biased opinion, this is what makes lamb unsurpassable for taste and quality.
SHEEP LOVE GARDENING
Who said lions were better leaders than sheep?
Farmed sheep play a crucial role as a natural management system – helping the biodiversity of their environment. They maintain thickets, copses, margins and hedges – in turn, providing homes to the various plant and animal species that coexist in their ecosystem.
THE UK IS LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Our farmers are just as good leaders, too.
Scottish scientists are leading an international research project to find new methods of breeding sheep while reducing the impact on their environment.
The Green to Gas project is aimed at developing new breeding systems that improve on two key factors of sheep farming that impact the environmental – the amount of feed required to produce one unit of meat, and methane emissions.
LAMB WON’T BREAK THE BANK
While prices will vary between different cuts – lamb chops, necks and mince are all incredibly inexpensive, versatile, packed with flavour and make for some incredible recipes.
Speaking of versatility – have a browse through our collection of Budget Lamb Recipes.
Send us your favourite budget lamb recipe!