Prize-winning festive lamb now on sale at Brayton Farm Shop Brayton Farm Shop on the outskirts of Selby is serving up prize-winning prime lamb for its customers’ festive tables.


The farm shop’s William Rathmell was ringside at the North Yorkshire venue, first for the prime hill lambs Christmas sale, where he claimed the first prize trio of Masham wether lambs from David Wilson, of Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. Out of Dalesbred ewes by home-bred Teeswater tups, the trio crossed the weighbridge at 55kg before joining Brayton Farm Shop at £128 each.

Mr Wilson also sent out the victors in the Dalesbred show class for the third consecutive year and these too became another Brayton Farm Shop buy, as did the day’s overall top price lowland prime lamb, a single Beltex-cross from Trawden’s Hayley Baines at £140. The same combination also sold and bought lambs at £134.

All have now gone on sale purposely for the Christmas trade at the Mill Lane farm shop, where they are available in all the popular cuts, including festive roasts, chops and lamb shanks. Nothing will go to waste. The lambs supplement other prime cuts of beef and pork on Brayton Farm Shop’s Christmas menu.

Mr Rathmell explained: “Once again we’ve made a major investment in our Christmas offering and we’re more than happy to make the outlay, as our customers fully deserve the best meat at this special time of the year and especially after what has been such a difficult year. However, customers should note that while the meat is rather special we’ll still be selling it at our normal farm shop prices. We like to term it our annual Christmas treat!”

He added: “Our aim is always to buy locally wherever and whenever possible as we can guarantee both the quality and provenance of the meat, as well as helping keep food miles to a minimum.”