Lamb and mutton | cuts
lamb, hogget, and mutton, generically sheep meat,
a sheep in its first year is a lamb and its meat is also lamb. a sheep in its second year and its meat are hogget. older sheep meat is mutton. generally, "hogget" and "sheep meat" are not used by consumers outside new zealand and australia, only the industry.
lamb is the most expensive of the three types and in recent decades sheep meat is increasingly only retailed as "lamb", sometimes stretching the accepted distinctions given above. the stronger-tasting mutton is now hard to find in many areas, despite the efforts of the