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Thread: Master chef is killin my raw affordability!

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    Default Master chef is killin my raw affordability!

    Im english, i live in Australia. I adore english food, generally cooked for hours whilst im walking the dogs, the same meats, i now feed my dogs, offal, and cheaper cuts that casserole well. The price of ofal has trebbled in the last year, and i blame masterchef!

    So too, has the price of my offal and cheap meats, for my dogs.
    Ive just paid a fiver, for a bloody lambs liver! Would of walked, but going away bush camping, training w/e, need really high value treat, microwaved the shit out of liver sliced n diced, does it for both of mine. and doesnt smell much.
    then went to get meaty bones. Now $8, no way did i pay that.

    So off to market, and bought really not nice smelling meat products, but at half supermarket prices. Meaty bones, $3, Roo $4.99 kilo.

    Both dogs are beside me, trying to get me up. Ive just backed the van out, and put up the crates on the back. Bernie is desperately trying not to make any noise, but he's leaking whines, and shivering in anticipation, bless him.

    They 'know' we're going somewhere, AND i have LIVER being packed into THAT pouch in fridge. With out of date cheese cranskies too. Yuk IMO, but dogs like them, not as much the liver though.

    Bought a deer antler each home last night, they ate them in an hour. Er, arent they sposed to last like for days? wont be buying those again.
    Great for when i set up camp tonight though.

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    Bought a deer antler each home last night, they ate them in an hour.
    That sounds like some sort version of deer antler. My friend's bull terrier couldn't damage them, and my dog - who can break up a marrow bone - also couldn't put much of a dent in a deer antler.

    How do they go with cow hoofs (though when they get to the last bit of those - you want to take them away before they start swallowing lumps of cow hoof).

    Happy camping.

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    The new Australians also love all the cuts we like for our RAW ..... But I am lucky, I still live very rural and they still eat only the "normal" here, so pleanty of offal for us./We get an enormaous box of bones for $10.00 up to twice a week and they are real meaty bone, love my butcher.
    Pets are forever

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    Reminds of an elderly friend of my Mother in law who went to get lamb shanks for a broth and when she couldn't find them was directed to the gourmet section. The price had tripled since the previous season.

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    Yeah - I like to buy a whole forequarter for roast and including the shank (cos we fight over it) and the butcher - despite getting a pre-order cuts it off. NOT HAPPY.

    There will always be some other cut that's super cheap instead. And it does seem to have brought the price of cuts like porterhouse down.

    Personally I can't bring myself to eat sheep brains. No matter who prepares them. I use an African superstition as an excuse - that you acquire the attribute (brains) of the critter whose brains you eat and I don't want to think like a sheep. Even Chong Liew's kitchen couldn't make tripe any more appealing than salted rubber.

    All the other stuff like kidneys, heart, liver - has to be from a beastie killed within 24 hours. Eg kill a beasty in the afternoon, eat the kidneys and liver for breakfast next day is ok. But otherwise - yuck. Like old fish.

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    Well as a vegan I find meat prices a matter of indifference, EXCEPT I have this dog you see ...lol

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    I was vegetarian for 42yrs of my life. But have been using it for dogs for years. I now eat meat myself since coming to Aus. Price was a large element of maintaining vegetarianism for me and my children in england. Not so here

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