"When the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again." — William Beebe
The list of British breeds of lamb that are already extinct includes the Bampton Nott, the Mendip, the longwool Nottingham, the Old Lincoln, the Silverdale, the Wicklow, and the Wiltshire Down. Our nose-to-tail program features lamb breeds that are considered rare but not yet extinct. The Dorset-Horn and Navajo-Churro, for example, have fewer than 1,000 annual registrations in the United States and estimated global population less than 5,000.
Losing a breed with a rich history is a tragic loss that the world can’t soon afford — by some estimates more than half the world’s organisms might become extinct by the end of the century. The good news is that the path towards saving rare breeds of livestock is filled with pleasure — eating rare breeds of livestock and paying a fair price for them incentivizes more farmers to get into the business of heritage breeds. We hope you will give our lamb cuts a try, they are mild and unlike the imported commodity breeds that dominate the market from Australia and New Zealand in flavor and texture.