Meat Lovers Can Now "Grow Their Own Lamb"
Taking cue from growing vegetables for own consumption, a Brit farmer is offering a "Grow Your Own Lamb" service that allows meat lovers to see the animal being conceived, born, butchered and delivered to their door. Brett Varker from Rowhorne Farm in Exeter, Devon, charges customers 176 pounds to be "completely involved" in every stage of the lamb's life.
First they choose the parents of their lamb from six breeds of ewe and four breeds of ram.
The pair are then placed in a field and the buyer can watch them mate and return to witness the ewe giving birth.
And then they are allowed a monthly visit to see the lamb before it is slaughtered at six months old and delivered to their door.
"Many of us grow our own vegetables but we're going a step further and helping people grow their own meat," the Daily Express quoted Brett, 48, as saying.
"Farming seems like a dark art to people these days, so we want to show them what is involved and how much we care for our animals.
"This is no petting zoo - it's about great quality meat," he added.