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    Tastiest lamb ever

    A friend grazes some sheep and they end up with the local butcher so we know the whole chain.
    We had a half lamb from there recently and we know it was a Blackface, not as many of them around these days as crossbreeds seem to be coming in. Anyway, it's the best lamb I've ever had.
    Just wondering what others buy in terms of lamb?.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Do you mean breeds or cuts of last years lamb. If its breeds the most popular is texel or cheviot. Blackies are mainly hill sheep that look after themselves . I didnt think they were that many left in west lothian with the amount we killed in bathgate and the main dealer up there was rab jack? As for cuts you wont beat loin or gigot.....atb scott

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    Hi Scott, It's over Kippen way. The lamb was quite small so maybe that helps a lot.
    At the other end of the scale the lamb we had once from a Makro shop was tough and not great, never again.
    Slow roast leg is my favourite.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Can't beat an old black face ewe that has spent its life in the heather. . . None of this lamb for me, mutton every time.. .
    Last edited by Cadex; 08-04-2014 at 16:28.

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    I was brought up on it too, can't seem to get it now though.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    This is all seditious talk: surely EVERYONE on this forum subsists on nothing but the products of their hunter-gatherer activities? Agriculture is cheating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    I was brought up on it too, can't seem to get it now though.
    Belive it or not ewes are just as dear if not dearer than last seasons lamb. They have to get split now to get the spinal out which adds more additional charges. Most of them go for mince pies or the halal market. I can mind years ago they were giving them away for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    I was brought up on it too, can't seem to get it now though.
    You can still get it locally if you know where to look
    My Grandfather was a hird, there was always a ready supply of blackface ewe, or 'yow' as its more commonly know as in these parts.. .

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    Mutton is a highly underrated and tasty meat if done correctly, bit old fashioned it seems nowadays and doesn't appear that popular.

    George

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    There's munny a yow graced this table over the years. :-)

    M

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