Originally Posted by Annik
Ishbel...and my mom says that if the wool touches the flesh while the animal is being processed, a really bad taste goes through the whole meat. She says when we were kids, she had to get rid of a whole lamb that had been cut and wrapped because of the faulty processing. I don't remember that for a bad experience might have very well permanently put me off lamb (as one did off rabbit.)
I didn't eat a lot of lamb while growing up but I really do like it now.
Mom also says that meat from young animals -- like lamb and veal -- is healthier to eat than meat from adult animals... Fewer opportunities for the 'producer' to adulterate with antibiotics, chemicals, etc
I'm not big on lamb, but we always harvest calf elk in the winter. Like those young animals although it looks pretty funny to hang a 175 pound elk calf next to a 500 pound or greater bull elk. Ours is way better eating.