Loc: Pea-town, WI
|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|
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Loc: So CA
|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.
Loc: Moorpark, CA
|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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Loc: In the boot state at the parish line
|Posted: 1/29/2013 9:10:41 PM|
Gosh I hope lamb doesn't go up any
|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.
Loc: Rite Aid
|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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Loc: Big Bottom Valley
|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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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|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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Loc: Lehigh Valley, PA
|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.
|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.
Loc: Out in the boondocks
|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
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
|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.
Loc: Out in the boondocks
|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