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Grass fed dairy and meat products in British supermarkets?

Answered on June 09, 2013
Created May 05, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I have been Paleo for about 3 weeks now and am feeling much better for it. However, as a student my food budget and time I have available to do food shopping is limited. I am currently buying meat from supermarkets (mainly Tesco) and these are probably from grain fed animals.

Does anyone know of British high street supermarkets sell grass fed meat products? And what is the chance my local butchers will? Also, are there any alternatives to Kerrygold butter, my local shops don't sell it.

My final question: is eating grain fed meat fine but just not ideal; or is there such a large benefit from grass fed meat that it is worth me hunting it down and paying a bit extra for it?

Thanks.

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on May 05, 2013
at 08:21 PM

If you bulk buy meat and freeze it, it becomes much cheaper and efficient. I have a mini freezer in my room :P full of wild fish and various cuts from grass fed/ pasture raised animals

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:53 PM

Yes I am at uni. I dont think anything like that exists but there is a farmers market every Saturday a few miles away and I do go sometimes as a treat as it is quite expensive.

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:50 PM

You say your a student, probably at university, correct? Well at my university there is a farmers market on campus every last wednesday of the month so maybe where I get a wide assortment of goodies, you can look into that at your uni, if your at uni

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Thats good to hear - I live down the road from the Yeo Valley factory so their products are everywhere, never realised they were grass fed. Thanks

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on June 09, 2013
at 08:40 PM

A lot of British meat is grass fed and grain finished. In the summer, some is all grass fed. Unfortunately, supermarket meat isn't really traceable.

Sainsburys sells North Highland Lamb and Beef that is traceable and grass fed. Waitrose is expensive but has the best meat of any supermarket

At Tesco, all you can really do is just buy organic and hope for the best. Or look into the "Tesco finest" range.

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on June 09, 2013
at 12:55 PM

Like CJ said, I think most of our beef is grass-fed anyway. We also get new Zealand grassfed lamb.

Kerrygold grassfed butter is everywhere, and at a decent price. Also, the cream and cheese we get are from Cornwall, which I believe is also grassfed.

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on June 09, 2013
at 12:29 PM

hey well done on your first 3 weeks.. I'm in a similar situation and am about 8 weeks in to eating paleo.. I use a local butcher! Honestly their prices aren't much different to that of a supermarket and they are usually happy to negotiate on price if you offer regular custom or bulk buying! Where in the uk are you??

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on June 09, 2013
at 10:48 AM

Waitrose organic beef says it is grass/silage fed, all the new zealand lamb i see in waitrose or tesco (whether organic or not) states it is somewhat grass fed, some states 'grain finished'

Waitrose sell an unpasteurized pastured french butter mere d'insigny in selected stores, i stock up once a month

Birds & pork i buy organic/free range/pastured, for fish i buy 'wild'

Thats pretty much all my goto stuff for pastured meat & butter

I go grass fed because i like my meat very rare & will be starting to eat it raw so trust grass fed more, plus there's measurably more vitamins & minerals in grass fed

Eating grain fed is still better than eating baked beans on toast

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606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

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on May 05, 2013
at 07:26 PM

Yeo valley butter is grass fed i think, also asda stocks kerrygold there almost everywhere. Most our beef comes from ireland which is majority grass fed fortunately for us :P

5edb9385e68c8f1fdc8b255f8748e725

(140)

on May 05, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Thats good to hear - I live down the road from the Yeo Valley factory so their products are everywhere, never realised they were grass fed. Thanks

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on May 05, 2013
at 07:50 PM

You say your a student, probably at university, correct? Well at my university there is a farmers market on campus every last wednesday of the month so maybe where I get a wide assortment of goodies, you can look into that at your uni, if your at uni

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on May 05, 2013
at 08:21 PM

If you bulk buy meat and freeze it, it becomes much cheaper and efficient. I have a mini freezer in my room :P full of wild fish and various cuts from grass fed/ pasture raised animals

5edb9385e68c8f1fdc8b255f8748e725

(140)

on May 05, 2013
at 07:53 PM

Yes I am at uni. I dont think anything like that exists but there is a farmers market every Saturday a few miles away and I do go sometimes as a treat as it is quite expensive.

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