I just saw on the news that the price of beef is likely to increase this spring & summer but

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:13:38 PM
that makes me SUPER glad I just split half a beef with my mom and dad. Mom just picked it up from the butcher yesterday and the total after processing worked out to be less than $2.50 a pound. We got a mix of steaks, hamburger, roasts, etc.

We like our grilled steaks and burgers in the warmer months, so I was happy that we were able to finally get in on a share. Now that I've seen that articl I'm very happy with the timing of the order too!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:38:44 PM
lucky you!!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:40:46 PM
I agree lucky you. It makes sense that it will be going up but still. It sounds like you got a great deal.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:47:27 PM
I don't eat beef or buy/cook it for my family, so this news doesn't affect me!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:10:41 PM
Gosh I hope lamb doesn't go up any


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:54:57 PM
dh doesn't think lamb will go up, at least not for the same reason. He said that due to the drought last summer a lot of producers got rid of more breeding cattle and are now holding onto more heifers for breeding. So there aren't as many going in to slaughter as there normally are this time of year.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:28:39 PM
We don't like frozen meat, so buying ahead isn't really an option.

I'm willing to rent a pea space in my chest freezer though. For a nominal fee...




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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:55:42 PM

I'm willing to rent a pea space in my chest freezer though.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:01:20 AM
I don't eat much beef, but I eat a lot of lamb. A couple of months ago I ordered a whole lamb and split it with my MIL. It worked out so much cheaper than buying bits and pieces at the butcher or supermarket. The only problem was I didn't get any of the nice cuts like backstraps and cutlets, but lots of the cheaper stuff like forequarter chops.

A friend of mine just bought a whole side of beef like you did. So cheap! It's the best way to do it if you have the freezer space.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:26:16 AM
I think we may see prices drop drastically in the short term first tho.

Hay is incredibly hard to find right now in most of the Midwest. Bales that used to be $4 are now $10. I have talked to at least one cattle farmer who said he is going to sell off his herd rather than pay that much to keep feeding them. It's not worth it. So there might be a glut in the market before it gets real bad.
Sadly, it's killing so many horse trainers too. We are having a hell of a time getting hay at our barn, and it costs more than twice what it did last year.
Out trainer has a field and usually grows enough to get two or three cuttings, which lasts him thru early spring. Not this year. We were out before Christmas due to the fact that he only got a first cutting and a very very small second cutting.

The drought last year is really having a lingering effect...





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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:43:44 AM
Summer is six months away. Wouldn't the meat you've already bought be gone by then anyway?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:08:21 AM
I would love to buy a 1/2 cow because I know it is much cheaper per pound plus I would like being able to buy a grass-fed cow and local. I may need to start looking into this more and seeing if any friends would want to go in on it with me.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:24:13 AM
My dead raises beef cattle so we always get our meat from him. It is a huge money saver for us and the quality of the beef is so much better than what you can get in the grocery store. If she bought 1/2 a cow they'll still have a lot of meat in the freezer this summer. A quarter lasts a long time.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:45:53 AM
I am picking up the 1/2 a beef I bought from my brother this weekend. It will be less than $3/1b after processing, but I don't know the exact price yet.

We are getting our new chest freezer delivered today so I will have someplace to put it. I don't like storing meat long-term in an upright freezer, and we finally have space for a chest freezer.

I also have dibs on another 1/2 beef in the fall when my nephew is finished raising his 4-H beef.

The meat isn't certified organic b/c my brother doesn't want the headache of complying with the required rules (there are many things you can't do that really don't affect the beef but are cumbersome to comply with), but it is VERY healthy beef--no hormones, no antibiotics, grass fed with some grain (locally grown corn) added. The only "additive" they get is "cow beano" that keeps them from bloating when they eat corn.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:21:22 AM
we bought an entire beef a couple months ago...along with two pigs last month

luckily this news won't affect me...we get our beef from my uncle - and we grow our own hay

those of you that won't eat frozen meat...i feel sorry for you when prices start to climb

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:27:12 AM
How do you buy a whole side of beef? I would consider doing that but don't where to find such a thing.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:30:25 AM
call a local meat processor

if you don't know any farmers

or ask at the local feed store

or ask your FB friends

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