Originally Posted by CWS4322
Ditto--lamb is so expensive here, I rarely buy it. Even if you buy a lamb and have it butchered, it runs about 8 lb/#, whereas beef is around $3.29/lb cut and wrapped if you buy a side. "This woman" is not rich.
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll
Just the opposite here. We get a half lamb every spring from a guy in Wisconsin for (I think) $3.50 a pound. This year it came out to about half of what I paid for bulk grass-fed beef.
that's interesting that "this woman's
" lamb is the same price as your beef steve.over here british beef & lamb are similar prices in the shops too...even on our tiny island.but,like you,if i take a short drive to wales(not a short drive for you i know steve
) & buy a butchered lamb or half lamb the savings are huge......so who is making the big profits eh? not the farmers for sure!
pork,even outdoor raised pork is relatively cheap over here,probably our cheapest meat,and i have made this tagine with pork shoulder....better than with lamb in some respects.....paprika & pork are lovers aren't they?
also made it with stewing steak....also good.
so,if lamb is prohibitive in cost why not try pork or beef....you won't regret it.
you've got hens & decorum cw..."this woman's" a millionaire!!