What age is a sheep culled for its meat?
A sheep can be culled from the flock at any age. Generally culling means that the sheep is being removed from the breeding herd because of age, something wrong in the genetics, too closely related to other animals in the herd or illness, not necessarily strictly for being killed for meat. Culls can become someone else's pets!
Lamb that is grown specifically for meat are processed before one year of age.
Sheep older than one year are processed as mutton.
When milk cows are culled due to age or other circumstances are they sold for meat and if so what products does their meat go into?
A young sheep is referred to as a "lamb" until it reaches 20 weeks. After that, it is usually referred to as simply "sheep". For the meat of sheep: "lamb" is the meat from sheep under 1 year of age "hogget" is meat from a juvenile 1 year of age but not yet adult "mutton" is meat from an adult sheep See the appended link for more definitions of sheep by age.
No. A ram is an adult male sheep and a lamb is a young baby sheep. The meat of a ram is a lot tougher than the meat of a lamb because of the age difference. In defining young sheep the general term is lamb, but the specific terms, ram lamb and ewe lamb are used to define the gender of the young animal.
Lamb, mutton, and hogget (UK, New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than 1 year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. Distinct from the meat, a lamb also describes a live juvenile sheep, which may or may not be used for its meat. In Australia, the term prime lamb is…