Due to the size of a lamb carcass, establishing the various cuts is maybe not as difficult as it may be with beef. However, it can sometimes still cause a bit of concern with customers. Before we look at that though, it is worth looking at the types of lamb that you can be offered. Again, the majority of Irish sheep are extremely happy living in an extensive environment and the lush Irish fields are ideal for this. Fed on grass during the summer with a supplemented diet of natural feedstuffs in the winter, this helps to produce high-quality lambs.
The nice thing about lamb is generally they are not that big and a side of lamb is quite a good food product to get to fill a freezer. New season lambs weigh about 20kg dead weight so there is not an overwhelming amount of meat.