Certified Karoo Lamb of Origin | Product FAQ’s | Karusaf

F.A.Q.

A few things you may want to know…

Q: How often do you deliver?

A: All orders that are placed before Monday are delivered by the Thursday of that week. Christelle Theron our agent will contact clients to arrange collection from her Thursday afternoon in Somerset-Wes. Alternatively delivering around Cape Town, West-Coast, Overberg and Boland can be arranged via cooled courier service to your door for a low fee.

Q: What’s different about Karusaf?

A: We are not a butcher shop but a meat distributor for Williston farmers. The whole operation from slaughtering, cut up according to your choice, packing and rapid freezing is done in their abattoir. The lamb is free range and organic.

The meat that we provide is in line with our mission to ensure that it is:

  • High quality
  • No hormones
  • No Antibiotics
  • Delicious
  • Healthy

Q: What meats do you sell?

A: We distribute a variety of different cuts and products made of organic, free-range lamb. Usually, we are able to source and supply the following, subject to availability with the farmers:

Of course if you have a special request, please be sure to let us know!

Q: What cuts of lamb are available?

A: We usually offer the following different cutting options for the order op whole lamb:

  • Option 1:
    1 leg of lamb, l leg of lamb in chops, 1 shoulder whole, 1 shoulder in chops, 1 full rib cracked, 1 in riblets, shank in potjie cuts, lamb wors, Chops: neck, thick rib, rib and loin.
  • Option 2:
    Lef of lamb chops, shoulder chops, 1 full rib cracked, 1 riblets, shank in potjie cuts, lamb wors, Chops: neck, thick rib, rib and Loin
  • Option 3:
    2 whole Leg of lamb, 2 whole Shoulders, 2 full Ribs cracked, Shank whole, Lamb wors, Chops: Neck, thick rib, Rib and Loin

When you place your order you are able to specify your choice of cut.

Q: Do you offer a hamper packs?

A: Yes Lamb packs.

See contents on online order section.

Q: What are your prices?

A: Our prices fluctuate by small amounts on a monthly basis, due to the price differences down with the Karoo farmers, dependent upon demand and availability. The latest and most up to date prices can be found on our online order section.

Q:  How is Lamb graded?

A: Purple Stamp – Grade A – Most tender
Green Stamp – Grade AB – Tender
Brown Stamp – Grade B – Less tender
Red Stamp – Grade C – Least tender

Q:  How is fat content indicated?

A:  0 – No fat
1 – Very lean
2.  Lean
3.  Medium fat
4.  Fat
5.  Over fat
6.  Excessively fat                                                   

Q:  Are lamb chops healthy?

A:  Lamb is a source of red meat which forms part of a healthy balanced diet. Lean lamb has a lower fat content, making it a healthier choice. Lamb is a type of red meat which contains high-quality protein. It’s also low in carbohydrates as well as saturated fat (the bad type of fat). Lamb also has essential vitamins (micronutrients) such as Vitamin B12, Niacin, Zinc, Phosphorous and Iron. It’s therefore a perfect protein-rich meat forming part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Q: Can lamb be eaten rare?

A: Yes. It’s safe to eat lamb rare – as long as the outside has been cooked. The reason for this is that if there’s any bacteria on the meat, it’s usually on the outside. However, ground lamb should be cooked at a minimum temperature of 70 °C.

Q: Are lamb chops a red meat?

A: Yes, lamb chops are a red meat because it contains a high amount of myoglobin, which is a protein in muscle that turns red when combined with oxygen.

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