Weight of hams, roasts and poultry
We cut meat as accurately as possible, but as this is a natural product the weight of the product supplied may vary slightly from the weight ordered. It is impossible for the butcher to be absolutely precise when cutting meat.
The weight of free range turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens cannot be predicted until the Christmas birds are killed in early December. The final weight of these birds varies from year to year because as they are truly free range, their final weight gain depends very much on weather conditions - a cold, damp November will mean the birds do not gain weight as efficiently as in a warm, dry November and the whole batch of birds will all be a little lighter than required by orders. We sort all birds by size and allocate them to customers strictly on size requested - no one gets preference and the weight differences are shared among all our customers. Customers who have paid in advance online will not have to pay more if they are delivered or collect a heavier bird than than purchased. If your bird is lighter and therefore cheaper than you purchased, we will refund the difference between the price of the bird supplied and the price of the bird purchased.
As hams are a natural product produced from the back leg of individual pigs they vary in size depending on the size and weight of each individual pig. So naturally when we cut a ham in half, the size of each half ham will not be identical. Our hams are priced in weight bands with an upper and lower weight range of approximately 500 grams per band, for a fixed price per weight range. We will supply you with a ham that falls in the weight band you paid for, but we cannot supply a specific precise weight.