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Lamb no longer a cheap eat

By johnboy - 21 July 2010 74

The Canberra Times is delving into the rising price of lamb across Canberra.

Lamb cutlets are approaching $50/kg at butchers in the swankiest ACT suburbs and the shortage of sheep meat may push prices up further.

The extra cost is due to a scarcity of sheep Australia-wide, which is good for farmers in the region watching lamb prices continually break records and approach a whopping $200 a head at saleyards.

If it’s no longer going to be a cheap option should we get more creative in how we cook it?

What’s Your opinion?


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Lamb no longer a cheap eat
A Noisy Noise Annoys 12:32 pm 21 Jul 10

Spoono said :

No better time to become a vegetarian, you know it makes sense!

Vegetarians are trendy mental defectives who are skinny, gaunt, unhealthy and wimpish. Meat is vital for proper development of the brain – vegetarians have much lower IQs and intelligence levels than normal people. Vegetarian parents are far more likely to produce children with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and cystic fibrosis. Hitler was a vegetarian.

Jim Jones 12:27 pm 21 Jul 10

I only eat inorganic food.

justin heywood 12:25 pm 21 Jul 10

Free range-lamb? But is it also dolphin-friendly?

Lazy I 12:21 pm 21 Jul 10

The free-range lamb is far superior to the battery lamb where the lambs are packed in those cages… and forced to lay lamb chops around the clock.

colourful sydney rac 12:17 pm 21 Jul 10

indigoid said :

Woody, what aspect of these “free-range” lamb farming practices differs from the usual?

NB: the last 5 generations of one half of my family tree have been lamb farmers. It’s quite possible that we’ve been living up to your ridiculous buzzwords all along. Should have doubled the price!

I think the key word in WMC post is ‘organic’

p1 12:09 pm 21 Jul 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

I remember nearly falling over when I visited the Costco near the Pentagon and saw glistening packages of premium cuts of Australian lamb at half the price it was back home.

Really? In the mid nineties lamb of any sort seemed pretty expensive in North America, if you could find it.

indigoid 12:05 pm 21 Jul 10

Woody, what aspect of these “free-range” lamb farming practices differs from the usual?

NB: the last 5 generations of one half of my family tree have been lamb farmers. It’s quite possible that we’ve been living up to your ridiculous buzzwords all along. Should have doubled the price!

eh_steve 12:01 pm 21 Jul 10

Lamb was cheap? Oh.

Woody Mann-Caruso 11:56 am 21 Jul 10

Plenty of places will do a whole free-range organic lamb for a couple of hundred bucks, butchered to your requested cuts, ready to freeze. Even if they’ve gone up a bit lately it still beats paying $20 a kilo for chump chops. Ask around the farmers markets – Ando Organics is one that springs to mind. They do goat too – mmmm, Jamaican goat curry.

I remember nearly falling over when I visited the Costco near the Pentagon and saw glistening packages of premium cuts of Australian lamb at half the price it was back home.

indigoid 11:54 am 21 Jul 10

Poor troll is poor.

My partner and I call them self-propelled roasts instead of lambs. NOM NOM NOM

JessP 11:46 am 21 Jul 10

Chicken. it tastes like, well, CHICKEN!

astrojax 11:35 am 21 Jul 10

no longer… ?? since when has lamb been cheap?

slow cooking, cheap cuts – you know it makes delicious sense… 😉

MrMagoo 11:29 am 21 Jul 10

Scarcity of sheep in australia…. WHERE????

Ari 11:24 am 21 Jul 10

Go on, go vegetarian, JB, you’ve most likely been toying with it anyway.

Spoono 11:14 am 21 Jul 10

No better time to become a vegetarian, you know it makes sense!

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