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Old 03-21-2016, 01:14 PM   #11
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Which reindeer parts should I buy?

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"Now what is Santa going to do without Donner or Blitzen?" - Or worse - it might be Donner and Blitzen's babies!



It has a following in the UK as well. There was a bit of a kerfuffle the Christmas before last when Lidl (cheap German Supermarket on a par with Aldi) stocked reindeer in the UK. The animal rights mob got their knickers in a twist about it. Mind you, I'd say that reindeer farming seems a damned sight more humane than a lot of turkey rearing!

Apparently Santa's reindeer were all girls! The males shed their antlers before December, the females keep their antlers to protect their young.

Heh. Just saw that Addie posted at the same time I did!

My dad always had deer sausage made at the local locker plant. We always had a bunch of it in the freezer. Reindeer sausage made from ground might be nice.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #12
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The animal rights mob got their knickers in a twist about it.
You know what you get when your knickers are in a twist? Pretzel buns!
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I found a place in Canada that sells reindeer meat from a semi-domestic herd of reindeer. I might buy some. I have to order within a few days. What would you suggest I get from this list (copied from their FB page)?

KRDC 'Canadian Reindeer
Reindeer Meat Prices $ / lb
NAME OF MEAT CUT OR $/bag
Mixed 'soup-cuts' -budget pack $5.00
Ground - ($8.00/lb) PER BAG COST = $15.00
Stew - ($7.50/lb) PER BAG COST = $15.00
Quick fry - ($9.00/lb) PER BAG COST= $20.00
Steaks – middle $7.50
Steaks – best $8.50
Saddle roast $7.50
Boneless Rib-eye steaks $9.50
Strip-loin / backstrap (~2-3 lb ea) $12.00
Tenderloin (~ 3/4 lb ea) $18.00
Sm boneless HQ roast $10.00
Bone-in HQ roast $8.00
Osso bucco cut =steaks w marrow $8.00
Whole hind 1/4 -usually 10 lbs or more $15.00
Whole shoulder w leg $4.00
Whole neck $5.00
Spare ribs $4.00
Rib rack – full ribs $7.50
French rack ribs w full loin $11.00
Brisket pieces $5.50
Tongue $10.00
Heart $5.00
Liver $4.00
Kidneys – 5 per bag $10.00
Tripe, bibles, veil fat, stomachs $4.00
Head w tongue – not cut-up $20.00
Carcass- bulls – by weight $550.00
Carcass front half $125.00
I'd go for these cuts if you want to have steaks.

Go for the Saddle roast, Whole shoulder, or Whole hind 1/4 if you want ground or stew meat.

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Now what is Santa going to do without Donner or Blitzen?
Don't worry about Donner or Blitzen.

As long as Randolph is safe we're good to go.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:19 PM   #14
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"Now what is Santa going to do without Donner or Blitzen?" - Or worse - it might be Donner and Blitzen's babies!

It has a following in the UK as well. There was a bit of a kerfuffle the Christmas before last when Lidl (cheap German Supermarket on a par with Aldi) stocked reindeer in the UK. The animal rights mob got their knickers in a twist about it. Mind you, I'd say that reindeer farming seems a damned sight more humane than a lot of turkey rearing!
These reindeer are herded, not farmed. That means that they live pretty much like wild reindeer. The owner is part Sámi, so his family has been herding reindeer for a very long time. I prefer free range meat, and this is definitely free range. I also like the fact that it is in the Sámi tradition. I'm part Sámi and there are reindeer herders in my family tree.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will have to postpone ordering until Fall, when they start slaughtering reindeer again. I'm just too sick to deal with ordering it and arranging how to get it from Inuvik, NWT to Montreal, QC.
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