A Guide to Sheep Butchery

skills butchery cover smSynopsis

'Sheep Butchery' is a guide to selecting animals 'on the hoof' and 'on the hook', with a step-by-step guide to cutting by a master butcher.

This DVD reprises the “Raising Sheep for Meat” module from 'Sheep for Business, Enterprise & Profit', then goes on to a full post-slaughter carcass evaluation and start-to-finish butchery demonstration, providing further tools to enable the smallholder to establish a successful enterprise.

Presented by Adam Henson.

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DVD Price – £15.50 inc. UK delivery




'Sheep Butchery' includes the following easy to access modules:

  • How to select finished lambs
  • The abattoir
  • Carcass evaluation
  • Butchery demonstration


"I loved this DVD!

Seriously, it should be compulsory viewing for any smallholder intending getting sheep, and, to be honest, even if they already have them - I learned stacks and I've been keeping sheep for yonks.

Adam Henson is the presenter, and he has such a warm and chatty approach it's like having your best friend up there looking out for you by putting you on the right path, rather than it being preachy and being told, 'you must do this' or 'you must do that.'

What I particularly liked about the DVD is it gets into the nitty-gritty business of what happens when your sheep are ready to go. No matter how experienced you are, this is always a big moment. You need it to be the best it can be, but more than that you need it to work within your set-up and for what you hope to achieve. That feels important. The DVD gives you options, it doesn't tell you you've done it wrong if you've gone for a breed other than commercial, and it feels supportive and inclusive.

The butchery section is particularly good. I loved the way Adam and the butcher showed the steps in such a clear and doable way, and found my fingers itching to have a go, and I'm sure even if you've never butchered anything in your life you'll watch this and feel confident in giving it a go.

I cannot recommend this DVD highly enough. Buy it and watch it"

Simon Dawson - smallholder and author of 'The Self Sufficiency Bible'

Product Details

Format: Widescreen, 16:9, PAL
Language: English
Region: 2 PAL
Classification: Exempt
Running Time: 1 Hr 36 Mins
Release date: 2014