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    Anyone else noticed the lack of lamb for sale this year? Tried a few Leclercs, Intermarches, Leader Price and Lidl but haven’t seen any in all of the 4 weeks we’ve been back in Brittany. :unsure:

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    Haven’t noticed BE as I’m afraid it’s always out of our price range so haven’t looked. Coming from Kent in the UK, where there is an abundance of sheep, we have always found this part of France almost totally lacking in them so I guess it depends where in France the lamb has to come from.  :unsure:

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    I find it generally too expensive.

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    I don’t see much lamb around and it tends to be expensive. welsh lamb in wales was always very expensive too and, even with economies of scale, i don’t know how it’s cheaper to import from nz; there are millions of lambs in wales, they free range mostly on rough land so costs aren’t high. farmers don’t get a lot for them so if it’s down to the supermarkets why would they put such a mark-up on welsh lamb compared to nz :scratch:  I must be missing something somewhere  :scratch:

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    That has always amazed me with any local lamb koat, imported NZ lamb is usually the only lamb we can afford on the rare occasion we buy any, which is mad!  :scratch:

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    We buy it when nearly out of date, say with 50% discount! Last lot was from Geant near to Morlaix. NZ lamb at around €7! Always been expensive, even in England, remember it at £7/lb so that’s got to be a long time ago! :whistle:

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    A couple of weeks ago my local Intermarché had frozen legs of New Zealand lamb for 6.99€ per kilo.  I bought the last three that were left.  I never buy fresh lamb as it’s usually far too expensive.

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    A couple of weeks ago my local Intermarché had frozen legs of New Zealand lamb for 6.99€ per kilo. I bought the last three that were left. I never buy fresh lamb as it’s usually far too expensive.

    You jammy beggar! Frozen for us also!

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    Virago, shame there weren’t four legs left, it would have given you a full set! :rose:

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    Love lamb, low and slow cooked in a bag in the oven, but only buy a leg (frozen), when it’s on offer and always look for the smallest one, say about 12€.

    Yesterday, intermarche had huge frozen legs of lamb for 17€. Too much though for us to justify spending, but great value, as when is guernsey, we paid £30 for a leg of lamb (Christmas, so shared the expense), but it was Welsh lamb. I much prefer NZ lamb though

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    Interesting that you can buy Welsh lamb in Guernsey but not in Wales.

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    Well we did VK

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    Off to try Intermarché again tomorrow.

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    Fingers crossed for you BE  :good:

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    We also miss venison, our butcher in Selby has it at reasonable prices.

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    Not a lover of venison, to be honest

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    Yes I’ve always found it odd that you can buy New Zealand lamb cheaper than British Lamb!  Trying to be PC here!   Re English , Welsh. Etc.   :yahoo:

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    Now don’t you start BV  :yahoo:

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    :yahoo: :yahoo:   Don’t need a row at the moment ! Buddy !

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    Hey you two, behave yourselves!!! :yahoo:

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    Shoulder is a brilliant alternative and sometimes cheaper. I cook it slowly for ages on a bed of onions and take the fat off periodically. It falls to bits. Lush!

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    Trying not to BE, but there are some people on here who just ‘get your back up’!  ;-)

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    Got the last frozen lamb shoulder today at CduF Intermarché. Not too bad at €9/kg. Put it back at first but thought, “Bugger it. Get your hand in your pocket you Yorkshireman!” ;-)

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    Enjoy!

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    Going back to the 50’s I can remember my Dad saying to Mam when she was putting the roast lamb into the oven, “The leftovers will make a nice meat and tattie pie tomorrow Emmie.” (Emma) :heart:

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    I have found NZ lamb at Lidl no problem – around 12 euros for a gigot of around 1.4 kilos – sometimes heavier. When I see lamb I buy a few and keep in the freezer.
    Our local Super U Express has been selling shoulder of Irish lamb for around 11/12 euros which again I have stocked up on and very tasty too.

    Cannot afford French lamb and <wouldn’t buy it any way as tasteless ( except for prè salé and that is way out of our price range). At least Welsh and English lamb has breat taste

    Never used to buy lamb as had our own lambs but now no sheep so have to buy it

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    Trying not to BE, but there are some people on here who just ‘get your back up’! ;-)

    And you might get some people’s backs up yourself, buddy… ;-)

    It would be a funny old world if we were all the same..

    In the spirit of live and let live I wasn’t going to comment on the PC bashing  Humour thread but after all the little digs on here at people like me who defend PC I might just add my two penny worth now….. ;-)

     

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    I personally think shoulder of lamb has more flavour than leg and I just love the sweet and juicy knuckle bit!

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    Hate the stuff!

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    Hate the stuff!

    My elder brother, Alan, would agree with you Breadhead! He says it is vermin on a par with rats and ice! :yahoo:

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