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Cuts of Lamb: Leg, Loin, Shoulder, Rack & More

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Cuts of Lamb
Lamb cuts chart

Cuts of Lamb

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Cuts of Lamb

Lamb is divided into large sections called primal cuts, which you can see in the chart above. These large cuts are then broken down further into individual retail cuts that you buy at the supermarket or butcher's shop.

Unlike beef, which is divided into sides, lamb is first divided into sections called the foresaddle and hindsaddle, which are then broken down further into their main primal cuts.

To begin with, let's look at the lamb primal cuts that come from the foresaddle.
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