50lbs of steak for 150.00?

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  1. Filmboy44

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    A friend of a friend is slaughtering a cow and is offering my friend a quarter, and we'll split the quarter. It would cost me 150.00 for 50lbs of nice steaks.

    3.00 a lb??


    :dunno: not sure if I have the freezer space either
     
  2. Filmboy44

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    errr...split the half, so I'll get teh quarter..thats what I mean
     
  3. JP®

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    ive done this several times, and have had good experiances with it.
    Usually I get some roasts cut as well though, for meals during the week.
     
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    My uncle is a cattle farmer and I got a quarter once. It ended up being way to much of course I had some of it made into hamburger patties, ground hamburger, steaks, etc.

    I did manage to get the tongue though.

    Might want to check because 50lbs seems like a little low for a quarter. Dressed weight of an adult cow is like 650 lbs (they weigh around 1200lbs and you figure you get 50-60% of the cow for meat). Which means a quarter should yield 162.5 lbs of meat not 50.
     
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    :drool: mmmm steak
     
  6. Filmboy44

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    good point
     
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    i dunno, 3 bucks a pound doesnt seem that cheap especially when youre buying that much meat at once.
     
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    It is actually pretty cheap.

    1) You have to pay for the actual cow and you pay for the total weight not the dressed weight (usually a fee by the 100th lb like 70 bucks per hundred pound).
    2) Processing cost (trimming up fat, bones, cutting up each piece of meat, making hamburger). Usually a fee per lb dressed weight like 20 cents/pound.
    3) Kill fee.
    4) Transportation fee from the kill site if the kill is not done there.
    5) Some places will even charge you a small fee to actually age the steaks for you or you can do it yourself.

    In the end it is way cheaper because you pay 3 bucks a pound for filet, sirlion, flat iron, ribeye, t-bone, and ground burger as opposed to 1/lb for ground burger and 16/pound for filet and 10/lb for ribeye.

    Plus most of the time you know where the cow came from and you know if any extra additves, steroids, or what it was fed.
     
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    Depends on what the market has meat priced at for his locality.

    In Seattle, if the steak is good quality, you will pay ~10-13 dollars per pound when you buy it at a grocery store. Even at Costco/Sam's club when buying 5lbs at a time it is still ~7-9 dollars per pound for good steaks.
     
  10. 007

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    steak is 2$ a pound here, at the mexican market, very good to.
     
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    ya, shit be cheap in da hood
     
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    Lot's of cow knowledge in this thread, good stuff.
     
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    What kindof steak?

    Another advantage to buying your own is you get total control over everything. If you want more ground burger done. You want more steaks done. Ground burger made into hamburger patties easy enough.

    It truly is the only way to go but it is best to find someone to go in with you and know the cow you are buying. For example did the cow run around a lot and what was its diet.

    Plus you are supporting a local farmer who may only have 40-50 cows but treats them like gold and you will never have better meat.

    Can't wait for my uncle to slaughter because I know I get good steaks.
     
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    That is what makes "kobe" beef so expensive and tasty. The Japanese treat those cows better than they do their family (daily massages, best grains for feed, etc).
     
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    Its the same price in oakland, and san jose(san jose is one of the richest citys in america).
     
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    That is good stuff. Been awhile but man I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

    Small business have to bust their ass to earn their respect and compete with the big boys so support them because you will get way better help in the end.

    I have been going to this butcher shop for years. The owner bends over backwards if I need anything. He was going to overnight me brisket in for a competition since he was out. I refused because he would have taken a bath on it and that is not fair.

    Even with supplements I try and buy local just because I get good tips and good converstation when I stop by. Plus he always throws me some free stuff or takes back stuff I don't like.
     
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    uhuh buying anything by "local owned" businessman and people always seems to be better, because hey he can be a friend instead of going to something like GNC and whatnot u can go to a tiny supp shop and find better prices then online and whatnot.
     
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    sure its not dog?
     
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    those cows drink sake too. man, they live the fucking life. daily massages, the finest cousine and beer for a few years before they're slaughtered. that is the shit. if they got regular blow jobs on top of it, i'd wanna be a cow in kobe.
     
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    go for it, i grew up on a dairy farm, the best meat to eat is from a local farm

    good price too, you will be hard pressed to beat that
     
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    That's cause it comes from a horse.
     
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