What is hogget?

Most people have heard of the term lamb and even mutton. But what is hogget? Let us define the term hogget in this post.

Hogget (or hogg in some places) is a juvenile sheep, most often defined as being over 11 months old and up to 24 (sometimes 18) months old. The term hogget is mostly unknown in the United States and is mainly used in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Word hogget is mostly used for meat of said sheep, for either young eve or young tup. To put it even more simply, hogget meat is what comes between lamb and mutton.