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American Vs. Australian Lamb  
User currently offlineSoylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 247 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Differences? Preferences?

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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

New Zealand lamb, followed by Australian, followed by American.

Australia produces great lamb but it's probably not a "signature" export. Beef, well there's a different story.


User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

The Americans once had the advantage in the past, but due to genetic changes by the Australians, many critics find that they now have the advantage. American lamb is tougher and chewier... And the taste of Australian lamb is spot-on perfect!

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

It's not popular here for home consumption, and I do not remember the last time I saw lamb in the supermarket. I suspect a lot of it is exported or goes to the ethnic market. As a general index of its popularity here are some slaughter figures for St. Joe for the week of March 24

SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO Thu Apr 05, 2007 USDA Market News

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

Federally Inspected Slaughter by Species and Day, U.S.
Week Ending Saturday, March 24, 2007
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Cattle Calves Hogs Sheep Goats Equine 1/Bison
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Head
Monday 123,744 3,384 404,156 11,808 2,524 291 255
Tuesday 124,342 3,505 414,901 11,039 2,309 173 201
Wednesday 124,807 2,680 414,165 11,449 2,043 307 186
Thursday 123,592 2,647 412,852 10,943 2,425 186 204
Friday 119,129 3,069 406,670 9,675 1,567 262 165
Saturday 20,643 1 47,843 6,604 55 0 0
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Total 636,257 15,286 2,100,587 61,518 10,923 1,219 1,011
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%Steers 50.9 %Barrows & Gilts 96.4 %Lambs & Yearlings 96.4
%Heifers 30.4 %Sows 3.1 %Mature Sheep 3.6
%Cows 17.0 %Boars 0.5
%Bulls 1.7
Here's some tonnage reports for the same week.

Meat Production, Live Weight and Dressed Weight, U.S.
Week Ending Saturday, March 24, 2007
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Production Species and Class Live Weight Dressed Weight
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Mil. Lbs. Lbs. Lbs.

Beef 484.6 Cattle 1,259 764
Steers 808
Heifers 754
Cows 634
Bulls 928

Calves & Veal 3.0 Calves 326 196

Pork 425.9 Hogs 271 203
Barrows & Gilts 199
Sows 307
Boars 218

Lamb & Mutton 4.4 Sheep 144 72
Mature Sheep 72
Lambs & Yearlings 72



It was a lot more popular when I was a kid (no pun intended) and mother made a big to do of leg of lamb at Easter. I've always hated mint jelly because of that.

Well, to each his own I guess...Mom was also big on making Scotch broth with mutton.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
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You obviously haven't tried Karoo lamb.....  drool 


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 1):
New Zealand lamb

Yep. Way ahead of the others. New Zealand is probably the only place on earth where I could mention I grew up on Romney Marsh and they're really interested.  Wink



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5743 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
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Am I the only one that sees the irony in someone using the name SoylentGreen asking what kind of lamb people prefer?

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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 6):
Am I the only one that sees the irony in someone using the name SoylentGreen asking what kind of lamb people prefer?

It's proably what they feed to the American lambs.



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User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
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What about Welsh lamb?!?

It is only second to New Zealand lamb in its taste and texture.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
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Wow, 8 replies and no GKirk reference yet? What the hell is this place coming to?  duck 

I like lamb. Tastes good  Smile



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Quoting Melpax (Reply 7):
Quoting StealthZ (Reply 6):
Am I the only one that sees the irony in someone using the name SoylentGreen asking what kind of lamb people prefer?

It's proably what they feed to the American lambs.

You betray your ignorance. Lambs and sheep are raised on grass, even here in the states. We raise them primarily for fiber.


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