At Ulkeröds Gård, we have a sheep farming programme that focuses on autumn lambs. This means that the lambs are born between March and April in one of our sheepfolds, grow up outside in our pastures and are then slaughtered between July and September. Our sheep breeds are Texel and Gotland.
Texel sheep – the best meat breed
In our restaurant we only serve our Texel lamb. Texel lamb cuts are pretty hard to beat when it comes to thick cutlets, large tenderloins, large steaks and stuffed shoulders. Texel meat is well-marbled and appreciated by most people for its mild taste. The breed appeared in the 19th century, and originates from the island of Texel on the Dutch coast.
Gotland sheep – the best breed for sheepskins
Our purebred pelt sheep are excellent brush clearers and produce very beautiful pelts. The Gotland sheep has its origins in the native breed of domestic sheep called the Gute. Through selection for size and skin quality, the Gotland sheep have developed into a good breed for pelt production.
The Farmstead’s own lambs
All our lambs are mainly raised on ewe’s milk and graze in the pastures around the farmstead. Sheep are known as “bush and brush clearers”, which means that they are excellent for helping to keep Sweden’s landscape open. They are also relatively picky about their grazing choices on grassland. We cultivate the soil regularly and make sure to sow it with the special plants and herbs that the sheep love to eat. Of course, this also gives the meat a very good taste, as our lambs graze on cumin, mustard, white clover and ribgrass, among other things.
The Ulkeröds Gård shop
At our shop, you can buy sheep and lamb skins, sheep and lamb sausages, smoked mutton and lamb, and lamb meat.