So True, I'm not that old (55 as 7/24/18), but it does seem like the younger(New Generation?) is LAZY ? They don't wanna sweat or risk getting Dirty it seems. I myself enjoyed working hard, because that made me felt like "I EARNED MY PAY" with My Brain and the sweat of my brow, not just my fingers.The problem with the whole idea is that young people in the US are moving away from "menial" jobs, and farming in particular, as it just doesn't provide an adequate income or return on investment. It's also a LOT of hard, sweaty, physical work. Most young people would prefer to have their faces stuck to an electronic device, while situated in a comfy chair, blocking out reality with ear buds blasting ridiculous noise into their brains. It's so much easier to rely on the hard work done in other countries who import their products to us here for our pleasure and consumption. Not quite sure how that's going to work when the dollar crashes and nobody will accept it in payment.
I'll be heading to the Animal Auctions soon as I can, to see if I can get a Lamb Sheep cheap, I have ordered lamb meat online before, and it was a costly meat, But I did enjoy it. I do have 2 goats, had 3, but one died(accident) during last freeze in this part of East TX. (So it's in freezer now, no use wasting Good meat)...@Anthony Sr. let me second T.O.R.'s answer to your previous question about the wisdom of raising your own lamb. way more than worth it. I went to the grocery store one Easter to look for a leg of lamb to serve and they wanted $78. for one small leg and I thought to my self, I can but the whole sheep for that and I did. bought a yearling katahdin ewe with a ram lamb for $100. raised him up and butchered him and bought another couple of ewe and I've been raising sheep ever since. go for it. if you like lamb then you've got nothing to loose.
You might be better off to buy from individuals. Auctions are where everybody sends their culls. What part of east Texas are you in? We used to live in Livingston, moved 3 years ago to the Tyler area.I'll be heading to the Animal Auctions soon as I can, to see if I can get a Lamb Sheep cheap, I have ordered lamb meat online before, and it was a costly meat, But I did enjoy it. I do have 2 goats, had 3, but one died(accident) during last freeze in this part of East TX. (So it's in freezer now, no use wasting Good meat)...
I love lamb, I'd be happy to eat @greybeard's portion. But the prices Bay listed is why I don't buy it (that and no one else in the house appreciates it). I don't think I've seen $38/pound but Aus shoulder chops go for (IIRC) around $15/pound. Bay, send me some $10 lambSo far, my marketing has been to white people. I sell whole or half lambs, slaughtered and vacuum sealed for $10 a pound. Prices for cuts at the store range from $12 for lamb burger to $38 a pound for lamb chops.
Bay is torturing me.Supper last night was lamb pot pie. We ate the rest tonight.
So, get a lamb. When it reaches the appropriate size it "runs away" and a week or so later the grocery has a great sale on lamb and you buy in bulk! Problem solved!I would like to raise a lamb for me to eat but as some of you already know, I have a "people problem" that wouldn't allow killing it.