I was wondering if anyone buys full butchered cows from 4-H kids? Im considering buying half on a steer/cow, since they let them run free in a pasture so they only eat grass/weeds.
But half a cow couldn’t run anymore…
But seriously, that sounds like a great idea - all you need is the freezer space. Let us know if it works out. What kind of pricing do they offer?
I really forget what the pricing is. I raised pigs for like 6 years when i was a kid in 4-H, pigs got like 3-4$ a pound. I think beef get like 1-2$ a pound im not 100% sure though.
But yea, its ALOT of grass-fed beef, thats allowed tons of open space to graze and be happy. No hormones or antibiotics obviously.
Just go to costco and buy a giant meat freezer for 250$
I get bison like that, yum yum.
Yes! The meat is unreal, so much better than anything you can buy at a supermarket. The last cow my family bought averaged out to $2/lb. As long as you have the freezer space, it doesn’t get any better than a 4h animal.
So what do you do with the cow? How does one go about slicing and dicing?
So what do you do with the cow? How does one go about slicing and dicing?[/quote]
Send it to a meat packing company (a small, local one), the same one that does the elk and deer I shoot with my dad. They’ll make hamburger, t-bones, top sirloin, anything you want. Relatively inexpensive and the person you buy it from typically will have a “packer” in mind.
yea butcher costs can range from 200-400$ depending on the size on the animal, and also depending on whether you request to have it cut a specific way. But overall your saving a shit ton of money, and can eat like a kind for a year
We buy them on the hoof and do the dirty work myself.