Grass Fed Organic Beef?

elhombresinnombre

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If you buy a whole goat or sheep you can cut it up any way that you want - or have someone do it for you. The reason why a butcher may be reluctant to give you this special cut or that special cut is because it will leave them with a whole heap of unsaleable meat because nobody else wants the leftovers from the special cut at a price that makes the special operation worthwhile. And yes, I have bought a whole sheep before. But that was back in England from the farm gate. I've never tried to do it in Argentina
 

polostar88

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Regarding pork, you can find corn feed porks (lechones de granja) or wild pork grass feed in nature.

Regarding cows, forget about organic, there are a fee local disease that makes it not wise, they need vaccination.

Grass Feed is another issue.
OK but where do I find wild pork grass fed in nature and grass fed beef?

Perry had some suggestions above which seem good, but if you know others please say.
 

polostar88

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Does anyone know if the carniceria at PIAF or Covadongo has grass fed beef?

Perry had some good suggestions above, but more options are always welcome.
 

elhombresinnombre

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No, I love lamb. Hard to find here.
There's a carniceria on Cuenca in Villa del Parque. I think it's El Alba, a couple of blocks south of Beiro on the western side. They will sell lamb but they can't always get it and anyway you have to order it from them a couple of days in advance. I have no idea if it's "organic" or whatever: it's just nice. I love lamb too.
 

UK Man

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As an ex small producer of 'grass fed' beef in my experience once they're sold off they were treated the same as a feed lot raised animal. I suspect to be 100% sure you're getting what you want, you or the butcher would have to buy direct from a producer.

Could be wrong but as for anything claiming to be organic...I'd be sceptical.
 

perry

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As an ex small producer of 'grass fed' beef in my experience once they're sold off they were treated the same as a feed lot raised animal. I suspect to be 100% sure you're getting what you want, you or the butcher would have to buy direct from a producer.

Could be wrong but as for anything claiming to be organic...I'd be sceptical.
Its very hard to know what you are buying but due to my experience I can tell with one bite if the meat is mostly grass fed or grain fed . For me there is a big difference in flavour. I find it shocking though that restaurants are not allowed to advertise if the meat is grass fed giving a unfair disavantage to feedlot meat which is a inferior product . In 2004 when I first came to Argentina the meat was still superb in most restaurants and parillas as feed lot production was very low then now there are only a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires that still have grass fed meat ( and all in private as the menus do not declare this ) .

When I am in Patagonia I purchase directly from a farm organic lamb raised on beautiful pastures and the taste is superb . Most lamb you get in Buenos Aires is tough and tasteless and for this reason people will choose inferior food products as to get a hit of sugar and chemicals . Our food supply has been severely compromised by corruption and greed .
 
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