Lamb from a breed unique to Cumbria and Yorkshire has been found to have higher levels of Omega-3 than lowland breeds.

Cumbrian Suckling Swaledale Lamb was tested by Bristol University and found to have up to one-third more Omega-3 than lowland grass fed lamb and two and a half times that of lamb fed on supplements.

Farmers believe that the ewe's milk on which the lambs feed may be the source of the Omega-3.

The supply partnership is now in talks with a local supermarket in order to widen supply. The season lasts from June until September, but volumes are increasing