New Zealand Half Leg of Lamb (1kg) £4 at Coop, half price.
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New Zealand Half Leg of Lamb (1kg) £4 at Coop, half price.

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Cheaper by 1£ per kg than the ones I bought today at Tescos.

Secret santa sorted!

I'm not surprised at the drop in price, especially the way they are breeding them now!

http://www.wherelightmeetsdark.com/images/newswatch/Lamb_with_7_legs__Ovis_aries.jpg

Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why would some idiot add to it by flying a lambs leg all the way from New Zealand. If anyone has been to England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland you would have noticed every other field is full of sheep.

Rather pay £5 a kg and get it from the meat counter at Tescos which are British.

boostii

Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why … Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why would some idiot add to it by flying a lambs leg all the way from New Zealand. If anyone has been to England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland you would have noticed every other field is full of sheep.


Couldn't agree more! We import all this New Zealand lamb, when amoungst the best in the world is reared on our very own UK doorstep. I may be slightly bias living in Wales It's a great price OP but I wish the supermarkets would do more to support and buy in British lamb

Buy British and support the farmers, it's so hard to make a living. No idea why we have to import beef, pork lamb etc

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WonderWoman

Couldn't agree more! We import all this New Zealand lamb, when amoungst … Couldn't agree more! We import all this New Zealand lamb, when amoungst the best in the world is reared on our very own UK doorstep. I may be slightly bias living in Wales It's a great price OP but I wish the supermarkets would do more to support and buy in British lamb


I always buy half spring Welsh lamb, fresh from my local butcher, but this is cheaper and good deal for people on budget.

Buy British...voted cold sorry

Why vote cold because you buy British? Why don't you move on, ignore, and vote hot on the amazing British lamb leg deals.

boostii

Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why … Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why would some idiot add to it by flying a lambs leg all the way from New Zealand. If anyone has been to England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland you would have noticed every other field is full of sheep.



I think the vast majority of NZ meat is transported by sea, air freight would add too much to the price/costs/profits etc.
Edited by: "yrreb88" 14th Dec 2016

I don't think British lamb isn't quite in season at this time of year, at least nowhere near demand so the ones on offer will tend to be NZ. I could be wrong but I suspect the prices are higher for out of season lamb so British farmers should be doing fine. Most people say they want to support British farmers but not quite as many want to pay out of season prices.

Nice leg!!

Was going to give heat. Then after reading some comments, I realized I wasn't thinking. On a budget, but if I can find British at a reasonable price - that has to be the way for me.

To all you lot knocking NZ lamb, how can you expect to export if you don't import?

And to the "farmers", have a look around you and tot up all the imported goods you have. And don't bother saying you can't buy British this, that or the next thing. The reason you can't is because you and everybody else chose to buy imported goods, because imported goods were cheaper. You weren't bothered about other people's livelihoods then.

I'm gonna wait for Sainsburys, every year at Christmas they put out legs of lamb cheap.. 1.4kg for around £8. As its the full leg, worth paying the extra IMO

Is all new Zealand lamb halal ???

It has emerged a majority of New Zealand lamb sold in UK supermarkets comes from halal abattoirs in order to ensure it can be sold to both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer have all confirmed selling the imported meat.
Edited by: "paddyboy89" 14th Dec 2016

paddyboy89

Is all new Zealand lamb halal ???It has emerged a majority of New Zealand … Is all new Zealand lamb halal ???It has emerged a majority of New Zealand lamb sold in UK supermarkets comes from halal abattoirs in order to ensure it can be sold to both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer have all confirmed selling the imported meat.



Wow - it took 17 posts before the "H" word had it's obligatory outing .....

dvdvicar

Wow - it took 17 posts before the "H" word had it's obligatory outing … Wow - it took 17 posts before the "H" word had it's obligatory outing .....



Was scrolling and wondering the same thing myself.

This is poorly represented by an aldi leg of lamb

I've never met a poor farmer.

not sure if this is (still) true, but I'm sure I read before that all NZ lamb is organic, maybe due to the NZ method of rearing it, or just their laws maybe idk.

Never had these ones from the COOP but the Tesco legs are tasty and at £5 kg are cheap enough to cut up and make a stew.

ses6jwg

I've never met a poor farmer.



​that's because they're busy trying to scrape a living working more hours than you could imagine, rather than our socialising..

All NZ lamb is reared outside on lovely green pasture. lamb comes by boat. At one time we would import their lamb and export our cars to them , so it was 2 way traffic. Its summer time their now so springs just gone ..lambing season

"All NZ lamb is reared outside on lovely green pasture" - by Hobbits.

badgersbum

​that's because they're busy trying to scrape a living working more hours … ​that's because they're busy trying to scrape a living working more hours than you could imagine, rather than our socialising..


I've never seen a farmer on a bike

dvdvicar

I've never seen a farmer on a bike



I've never seen a farmer on a hovercraft.

Aren't these halal?

qbs

To all you lot knocking NZ lamb, how can you expect to export if you … To all you lot knocking NZ lamb, how can you expect to export if you don't import?And to the "farmers", have a look around you and tot up all the imported goods you have. And don't bother saying you can't buy British this, that or the next thing. The reason you can't is because you and everybody else chose to buy imported goods, because imported goods were cheaper. You weren't bothered about other people's livelihoods then.



Spot on

sm-1991

Aren't these halal?


No. New Zealand.

If you are looking for a recipe, try hairy bikers lamb dansak. One of my favourites

Good price for the co-op and really close to me house so heat from me xxx

gemniz

not sure if this is (still) true, but I'm sure I read before that all NZ … not sure if this is (still) true, but I'm sure I read before that all NZ lamb is organic, maybe due to the NZ method of rearing it, or just their laws maybe idk.


You are wrong, while there will likely be some organic NZ lamb, the vast majority of NZ farms are not organic and there is no specific piece of legislation regulating organic certification in New Zealand.

Source: Grew up in the most rural area of NZ, father still makes his living spraying chemicals on farms.

boostii

Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why … Given the large carbon footprint that is inherent with red meat, why would some idiot add to it by flying a lambs leg all the way from New Zealand. If anyone has been to England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland you would have noticed every other field is full of sheep.


Mmmmmmm because British lamb costs twice as much!

OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to is sail it to New Zealand on a boat before you can eat it. What are you going to do to preserve it as you cross the heat of the equator? Do you think it will be more or less nice than lamb fresh from your doorstep? How much energy will you waste? That energy could have powered a child's life support system in a hospital. Anyway it is well known the kiwis keep the best lamb for themselves and send us the **** same as the French and their wine. Whoever eats New Zealand lamb in the northern hemisphere is a moron. That is not an opinion, that is a fact.

boostii

OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to … OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to is sail it to New Zealand on a boat before you can eat it. What are you going to do to preserve it as you cross the heat of the equator? Do you think it will be more or less nice than lamb fresh from your doorstep? How much energy will you waste? That energy could have powered a child's life support system in a hospital. Anyway it is well known the kiwis keep the best lamb for themselves and send us the **** same as the French and their wine. Whoever eats New Zealand lamb in the northern hemisphere is a moron. That is not an opinion, that is a fact.




But it is very cheap and tasty **** so we will buy it by the boat load. X)

boostii

OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to … OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to is sail it to New Zealand on a boat before you can eat it. What are you going to do to preserve it as you cross the heat of the equator? Do you think it will be more or less nice than lamb fresh from your doorstep? How much energy will you waste? That energy could have powered a child's life support system in a hospital. Anyway it is well known the kiwis keep the best lamb for themselves and send us the **** same as the French and their wine. Whoever eats New Zealand lamb in the northern hemisphere is a moron. That is not an opinion, that is a fact.


Whoever eats New Zealand lamb in the northern hemisphere is a moron. That is not an opinion, that is a fact.
OMG - are you for real?
Thank you for the best laugh I have had in ages!

boostii

OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to … OK smart ****, I'll give you a fresh leg of lamb, all you have got to to is sail it to New Zealand on a boat before you can eat it. What are you going to do to preserve it as you cross the heat of the equator? Do you think it will be more or less nice than lamb fresh from your doorstep? How much energy will you waste? That energy could have powered a child's life support system in a hospital. Anyway it is well known the kiwis keep the best lamb for themselves and send us the **** same as the French and their wine. Whoever eats New Zealand lamb in the northern hemisphere is a moron. That is not an opinion, that is a fact.



Referee, red card. Not seen such epic BS for a long while. I think the discussion about carbon emissions is very important but that line about powering life support machines is next level pathetic, never mind using insulting language and not backing up your "facts". (unless you have some academic studies you wish to share with us?:D).
A quick search seems to confirm my initial thoughts that broadly speaking, shipping goods has a much lower transport CO2 cost that by road, by some margin. In addition the CO2 intensity of production in NZ is lower, partly due to their high use of renewable energy (eg NZ has lots of hydro power stations, whereas we rely on CO2 intensive coal power stations). So yes it would appear Lamb from the other side of the world is less of an issue and the same, it would appear, to be for that bottle of plonk from NZ as compared to from France.

meatonomics.com/tag…nt/
protonsforbreakfast.wordpress.com/201…ne/
telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

Edited by: "beastman" 18th Dec 2016

donaldduck2

Cheaper by 1£ per kg than the ones I bought today at Tescos.



​yes but its more bone per kg than a whole leg so probably better to get a whole leg
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