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lsaltee
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Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer

Anyone have any experience buying half cows? What is the going rate? How much room will I need? and does anybody want to sell me a half cow?

Also, if I buy a live cow and have it sent to a butcher, what does the butcher normally charge to cut and pack for freezing?

Any info would be great!

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BRgetthenet
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
A side goes in the 5-$600 range. Don't know about the butcher.


Flair Chops
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
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Don't know about the butcher.

i want to say it's in the $400 range, but it's been years since we've had one butchered


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lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
is the 5-600 range include packaging normally? And how many pounds is that on average?


angus1838
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
Last one I had butchered was $2100 and netted about 450 pounds of beef. This was 2 years ago and prices have sky rocketed to the point that even though I raise cows its cheaper for me to buy it in the store. Also I can buy the cuts I want.


lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
well i found a farm not to farm from me and they are selling grass fed angus packaged for $3/lb I can buy in half or quarter. Is this a good deal?


angus1838
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
Yeah thats a real good deal just be aware of the cuts you are going to get. Alotof the actual weight wil be in roasts, rib portions and neck portions. Normally only about 20 steaks total.


lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
This is what they said to expect out of a quarter cow. They said a half cow I could customize it.

So far its sounding like a pretty good deal and may jump on it.

Steaks
Filet Mignon Steaks - 3 packages of 2
Ribeye Steaks - 4 packages of 2
NY Strip Steaks - 4 packages of 2
Top Sirloin Steaks -4 packages
Top Round Steaks - 4 packages of 2
Cubed Steaks - 4 packages of 2

Roasts
Chuck Roasts-4
Eye of the Round Roast -1
Bottom Round Roast-1
Sirloin Roast-1
Beef Brisket -1

Everyday Essentials
Ground Beef (~1.25 lbs. each)-16 packs
Beef Ribs-2 packs
Beef Short Ribs-3 packs
Stew Beef Packages - 2 packs
1 bag of Meaty Bones for Broth, Soups or Pets - Approx. 25lbs


Nodust
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
I'll buy a cow. You can have the front half that requires the feed.

Jk

Check with Rouchers(think that's the name) in Plaquemine. You may be able to go pick out a half already hanging in the cooler.


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Boats n Hose
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
Bag of meaty bones...lulz


Nodust
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
$2100 just to cover butchering? Or is that the price of the cow also?


Lynyrd
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
So when's the cooking? I'll bring the beer


lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
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Bag of meaty bones...lulz


my bull dog is going to love these!


faxis
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
Man cook those things down for soup first! That shite makes the best vegetable soup stock ever.


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lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
quote:

So when's the cooking? I'll bring the beer


they say it takes about 3 weeks to process the cow so just after then!


thedice20
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
With all the beef, you need to make sure you could fit a 1/2 pound of deer meat in there.


Just sayin


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angus1838
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
No that was just butchering I got ripped and I don't even think it wa my steer I got back.


lsaltee
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
Just pulled the trigger (pun intended) bought a half cow at 299lbs for $3.20/lb. Includes everything cut, wrapped and labeled for the freezer. Angus grass fed organic beef.


bayoudude
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
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$2100 and netted about 450 pounds of beef


Sounds about right. The last two years i have bought 1/4 cow from Iowa and it was right at $500 cut and wrapped. A quarter is enough to last me the wife and two small children one year. Now the steaks go pretty quick since you don't get too many but there is a fair amount of roasts and probably 60 lbs of ground beef. Now this is all dependent on the size cow you buy. Also a quarter does fill about 2/3 of a 4' chest freezer.


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Flair Chops
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re: Freezer Beef... I'm looking to fill my freezer
quote:

Just pulled the trigger (pun intended) bought a half cow at 299lbs for $3.20/lb. Includes everything cut, wrapped and labeled for the freezer. Angus grass fed organic beef.
that'll be some damn fine eating.


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