[Sca-cooks] Putting this list to the task...

Mark Hendershott crimlaw at jeffnet.org
Sun Jan 28 16:38:03 PST 2007

At 02:03 PM 1/28/2007, Mike C. wrote:
> >
>"Raising" .NotEqual. finishing / butchering / packing (packaging or more
>complex).  I graduated high school at the county seat of what may have
>been the most productive county in Oklahoma for sheep -- but the chances
>of finding local-raised lamb or mutton in the local supermarket was
>generally dead nil.  To the best of my recollection, 95% of the market
>sheep-based meat was frozen and from New Zealand, and that was in the
>mid-70s.  With a single exception in my memory, the rest was probably
>from Wyoming or Idaho.  If you REALLY wanted local lamb / mutton, you
>had to deal with those raising them, or an auction at local / state /
>other livestock fair / exhibit, and *then* give the butcher careful
>instructions if you wanted anything besides ground meat and maybe one
>decent package of chops.

Ditto in Douglas County, Oregon.  Once reputed to have more sheep 
than any other county in the West.

Simon Sinneghe
Briaroak, Summits, An Tir

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