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How much do you spend on meat per week?
Less than 5
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
5 - 10
37%
 37%  [ 6 ]
10 - 15
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
15 - 20
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
20 plus
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 16

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earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:03 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Almost an impossible question for this household because it varies so much.

Some weeks zero - I still cook mainly vegetarian meals ... but never think of them as such.

On a meaty week, between 5 and 10 I would think. Closer to 5.

The huge (much larger than we really needed) leg of Welsh lamb at Christmas cost 30 but that lasted for ever! ... and the cats got a good deal out of it right at the end.

EV

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
Almost an impossible question for this household because it varies so much.

Some weeks zero - I still cook mainly vegetarian meals ... but never think of them as such.


My figures are a yearly spend divided by 52 weeks, and don't include bacon, pork pies or roadkill, so it's probably a few quid more in reality, if we were buying everything.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
earthyvirgo wrote:
Almost an impossible question for this household because it varies so much.

Some weeks zero - I still cook mainly vegetarian meals ... but never think of them as such.


My figures are a yearly spend divided by 52 weeks, and don't include bacon, pork pies or roadkill, so it's probably a few quid more in reality, if we were buying everything.



I was thinking your figure looked low for the 3 of you,was starting to think you lived off Trotters,lol

If i priced everything i ate of my own produce ,it would be more like 20 pounds plus a week,and that`s only me.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
If i priced everything i ate of my own produce ,it would be more like 20 pounds plus a week,and that`s only me.


That was my perception before I added it up - you might be surprised! (Too much influence from the outside world telling us that it's expensive!)

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

never gave it a passing thought we buy the odd chicken and fish but the freezers are full to bursting with beef, lamb, pork, bacon & sausages. i suppose its because we fill the freezers and meat is on tap we never stop to think of cost (that sounds bad i know but its normal to have meat on hand). if i did it would very as we feed 4 now 7 days a week and more a few nights a week so would be hard to gauge.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ds ers seem to be better organized than most for meat .

i recon at supermarket prices our meat bill would be prohibative

2 year old oak smoked ham is a deli product rather than a good way to store a dead pig

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
Posts: 4148
Location: Comfortably Wet Southport
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Popped into the local butcher yesterday, asked for meat that doesn't taste anything like either turkey or ham!

He sold me 12 lamb chops, 4 rib-eye steaks and two venison steaks (red deer), cost = 36. This will feed the two of us for 6 days, but not consecutive days, I hasten to add, there'll be a few much cheaper meals interspersed with that lot.

I reckon that our average expenditure is around 25 per week for the two of us.

AnneL



Joined: 28 Jun 2010
Posts: 42
Location: East Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Maybe you should change the Poll to how much you spend per head?
We are a family of four adults who eat meat pretty much every day and average around 25 per week including Bacon, Sausages and a Sunday Roast pretty much every week.

Rob R



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Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

TBH the poll has little meaning due to the numerous variables, I thought about making it more accurate but the more I thought about it, the more meaningless it became. I suspected, however, like me, most people would overestimate it & be pleasantly surprised when they did work it out.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lots, and I don't care. I like the good stuff, and my husband likes to eat meat everyday. I barely drink or take holidays, so it's an indulgence were comfortable with. It is hard to gauge though - i spend about 50 a month at the farmers market, and the same for beef at the farm shop down the lane, add in bacon from an evil supermarket most weeks and ginormous lumps of mince for batch cooks every few moths and it's probably nearer 30 for three of us. We do eat more high quality cuts than we used to, because of time restrictions, so that has increased the bill a bit.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We reckoned it was about 15 a week. Some times more, some times less. That's between three. (BW is a teenager, but not at the peak of his eating powers yet)

Rob R



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Lots, and I don't care. I like the good stuff, and my husband likes to eat meat everyday. I barely drink or take holidays, so it's an indulgence were comfortable with.


Me too, food is my indulgence. We sometimes buy a bottle of beer each, 2, so we'd only have to do that 4 nights a week & blow our entire meat budget, plus a bit more!

ETA - not that it is an indulgnce, really, the money goes back to be reinvested in the future of food production, it's entirely justified and necessary - it's actually more of an indulgnce to buy cheap, crap food that does damage the environment, health and people's lives.

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 14 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Lots, and I don't care. I like the good stuff, and my husband likes to eat meat everyday. I barely drink or take holidays, so it's an indulgence were comfortable with. It is hard to gauge though - i spend about 50 a month at the farmers market, and the same for beef at the farm shop down the lane, add in bacon from an evil supermarket most weeks and ginormous lumps of mince for batch cooks every few moths and it's probably nearer 30 for three of us. We do eat more high quality cuts than we used to, because of time restrictions, so that has increased the bill a bit.
I have a theory that a person's "Carbon Footprint" is roughly proportional to the amount they earn. Hence, spending money on meat rather than a holiday is a carbon neutral (ish) decision. Similarly, its no use being saintly in the Vegetarian:Omnivore debate if you pop off to the Seychelles for your holiday.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 14 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, but the added sunshine will overcome the vegetarians natural miserableness.

And keeps them out of the way for a fortnight.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 14 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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