Since Spring Lamb season is back for another year, and the lamb we’re getting in the shop at the moment is truly delicious, we thought it a good idea to share some information on the state of lamb market prices right now.
In recent months, we have seen our lamb prices soar to unbelievable amounts! Today, we’re paying the highest price we have ever paid for lambs in Australia.
There are of course many contributing factors to this and we can only stop for a minute and be remind ourselves how lucky we were to have lamb in plentiful supply and at reasonable prices when we were younger.
2019 has been a tough year for our farmers due to the lack of rain. The drought has wiped out generational farming families due to huge shortages in grain, so there has been simply nothing to feed their livestock. The whole country has been praying for rain where it is so desperately needed.
The other thing affecting the market price of lamb is the enormous demand for quality export meats. The short supply due to the drought is then being fought over, not only within Australia but externally as well. It is simply a case of supply & demand!
Thankfully, the quality of the lamb we have been able to source has still been terrific thanks to our suppliers Breakout River Meats at Cowra. Matt and his team continue to deliver us fantastic lambs all year round.
For us, as a small business, we have been absorbing the majority of these increases for the past year or so, keeping things as reasonable as we can for you, our customers.
Luckily there is relief in sight, with the new season (spring) lambs hitting the market we should see some higher stock numbers on the farms, costs steadying and some pristine lamb coming through the door.
This is definitely the time of year to buy lamb and not only support us, but our farmers as well! Also, don’t be fooled by the supermarkets selling cheap lamb over the next couple of months – these are the older lambs that John West, sorry, Cowra rejects!
In other news, I’ve been lucky enough to be spending my time back in the shop recently after having gotten things up and running smoothly at our new business venture in Mosman. I’ve had so much fun seeing all our regular customers still supporting our shop and it’s also so great to be back working with our wonderful team. They do such a great job every day and are so much fun to work with! I’m so thankful for all the extra effort and dedication they have put in while I’ve been working more behind the scenes and from the next suburb over!
Our Spring Lamb Spring Break competition is in full swing and is in it’s last few weeks. We’re giving you the chance to win a $500 Flight Centre voucher, so if we haven’t seen you for a while, come on in and enter, simply with a $30 purchase.
We have some more exciting new products planned for the warmer weather and before we know it, we’ll be on the home stretch into Christmas!
It’s great to be back and I really hope to see you in the shop soon!