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Old 07-28-2011, 02:57 AM   #1
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I like lamb as much but probably more than beef. The Supermarkets around here rarely sell it for less than 5.99lb for a semi boneless leg.
I am really looking for an alternative source since I don't think that price is good,just inflated since the supermarket sells less of it so they need to keep the price high.

Where do you find yours and what do you pay?

I used to be able to get lamb tenderloins pretty cheap from a reataurant supply house but they went under 10 years ago and lamb just doesn't seem to go on sale here.

Bony chops are still 5.99lb too

Loin chops are over 10 bucks a pound and overrated at that price!

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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Buy cheaper cuts and cook them low and slow. Have you ever eaten Goat? The taste is similar to lamb and it's a lot cheaper.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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I buy ground lamb once in a while and once, when the store was out (a major chain grocer), I asked what gives. I was told that the store cannot process lamb. It needs boughten the way they sell it, so they only buy a little at a time. Just sayin', I'm not sure how much the price is inflated or if it's because they are under certain restrictions when it comes to lamb... for some reason.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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Yes, lamb is expensive. I find the best prices at Costco. They have racks, loin chops and boneless leg.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Buy cheaper cuts and cook them low and slow. Have you ever eaten Goat? The taste is similar to lamb and it's a lot cheaper.
I do love lamb meat. Veal too. I know that the meat is more expensive because the animal is butchered young, but the prices on both veal and lamb are outrageous! I hardly ever buy it as a result.

I've never even seen goat meat for sale. I'd love to try it. I've even thought about raising a couple goats for meat, but know so little about raising them, that I've not carried through on it.

I need some veteran goat raiser to fill me in on the details!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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I do love lamb meat. Veal too. I know that the meat is more expensive because the animal is butchered young, but the prices on both veal and lamb are outrageous! I hardly ever buy it as a result.

I've never even seen goat meat for sale. I'd love to try it. I've even thought about raising a couple goats for meat, but know so little about raising them, that I've not carried through on it.

I need some veteran goat raiser to fill me in on the details!
You could raise a few but I would watch out, they eat everything! If you have some nice grass for them to eat they will be fine and make sure you have them fenced in when you don't want them eating everything they see!
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Our local grocer often has lamb shoulder blade chops. They are fairly reasonably priced. I can usually pick two decent sized chops for under 4 dollars.
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You could raise a few but I would watch out, they eat everything! If you have some nice grass for them to eat they will be fine and make sure you have them fenced in when you don't want them eating everything they see!
Does that mean I wouldn't have to mow the yard? Oh Boy!

I've heard one goat per/acre of grass will provide enough food. When is thier best age to butcher in regard to the best ratio of feed costs to meat gained?
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:36 PM   #9
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Lamb shanks have traditionally been one of the more traditionally least expensive cuts. Mom used to slow roast them with garlic, and they were a favorite. But using an osso buco recipe for braising them (more traditionally done with veal shanks) works as well.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:41 PM   #10
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of course it depends on what is available at your store. Shoulder chops are cheaper and nice in a braise with carrots and potatoes. Lamb neck is quite cheap and is great for a stew with barley and veg, or a soup. Ground lamb for burgers gyro shepherds pie, meatballs etc. boneless legs open up and grill nicely. bbq lamb is awesome. In general lamb is more $$ than beef or pork. It is a more expensive animal to raise and not a big seller nationally. However, call around and find stores or butchers in your area. Cosco always has lamb at good prices..
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