Founded in 1983, Axuria produces some of the finest Pyrenean milk-fed lamb on the market, highly prized for its exquisite taste and texture. The company focus on promoting local, natural, and humane lamb farming to produce the highest quality meat possible.
The lambs are born and bred in the Basque Valley of the Soule in Southwest France, following thousand-year-old traditions. The company carefully breeds three breeds of lamb, redheaded Manech, black-headed Manech and Bernaise, which are perfectly adapted to the Pyrenees mountains. From mid-June until September, the sheep graze at high altitudes in a pollution-free environment.
As a certified Label Rouge brand, Axuria has a guarantee of quality. The lambs are fed exclusively on the mother’s milk, giving the meat a unique light colour and gentle odour not typical of other lamb. Axuria has a natural breeding process with no curative or preventative medical treatment given to the animals.
The lambs are no more than 45 days of age at slaughter. Identification of the animals with the breeder’s name and a tracing document is available to ensure total traceability of the meat.
The humane treatment of their animals is an important focus for the company. The animals are protected from any stress during their transport, and there are periodical inspections of the slaughtering conditions to ensure the process is as humane, hygienic, and efficient as possible.