What is spring lamb

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Spring lamb is the term given to the seasonal peak in supply, following the traditional breeding cycle: lambs are born in winter and sold in spring. Spring lambs are generally milk fed and considered to be particularly sweet as they graze on the fresh spring shoots of grass.


Spring lambs are usually 3-5 months old if born in early winter and have no permanent incisor teeth or permanent upper molars.

While younger lambs are obviously smaller, their meat is also more-tender.

Due to climatic variations, the production season varies around the country, which enables Australian lamb farmers to supply quality lamb all year round.