All organic lambs are under 12 months of age during the slaughter process at the abattoir. The majority are sourced through Stephen Kirkup's producer group that is based in Northumberland. The large farms located in this rolling upland landscape fit in well with the organic production system.
English Organic Lamb emphasizes on animal welfare, meaning that lambs raised in organic systems enjoy the highest welfare of all farmed animals with following requirements:
Truly free range and a natural diet without GM feed.
No routine antibiotic treatments nor use of hormones in the production system.
Stocking rates are lower on organic farms than conventional ones Enabling producers to use natural systems and clean grazing as alternatives to routine drug treatments