We have arranged to buy a whole lamb, butchered, from a farmer in Gippsland. The lamb, organic, comes in the cuts we’ve specified and is deliverd locally.
I mentioned this to my neigbours whom I know have been in the habit of buying direct from a farmer themselves. They quoted a price significantly lower than what I am paying. The fact that one was raised organically and the other not didn’t seem enough to explain the difference. And then they asked; “And will you be killing it yourself?”.