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Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:57 pm
by Duramaxgirl
This is a great thread. We just butchered a steer this morning DOB 4/3/2016 butcher says he will be HW 560lbs +/- a little and he's always been accurate it the past. We were going to charge $3.00 a pound and that includes cut and wrap. Just selling to family. Steer was angus/Hereford/limosin. All grass fed. Hope he tastes good!

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:07 pm
by Son of Butch
Supa Dexta wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
Supa Dexta wrote:@ 4.20/lb cut and wrapped here.

You Canadians... always mucking up prices :)
4.20c = 3.25 usa or 60 Mexican pesos

Sell 1 a week usually, but its sort of a hassle. Some people think its a great deal, others think they should be
paying bargain bin prices since they're buying it straight from the old, dumb farmer.

IF the quality is there 3.25/lb cut/wrapped or (60 Mexican Pesos).. may not be bargain bin... but is a good value

Yes dealing with the public can be a hassle (People they're the Worst) :)

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:22 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Duramaxgirl wrote:This is a great thread. We just butchered a steer this morning DOB 4/3/2016 butcher says he will be HW 560lbs +/- a little and he's always been accurate it the past. We were going to charge $3.00 a pound and that includes cut and wrap. Just selling to family. Steer was angus/Hereford/limosin. All grass fed. Hope he tastes good!

Let us know how his steaks turn out. He was about 15 months old and must have had a live weight of about 900# based on a 62% cutability.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:17 am
by ddd75
doesn't seem worth it to me to go past 800 lbs for one. You have to keep them a lot longer, put a ton of grain and hay into them.. all to get another 400-500.. plus taking them to the butcher.. etc.. I think I 'might' profit another 100 by feeding them to finish and selling direct.. but with the time, and extra hassle.. just doesn't seem worth it.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:27 am
by BigBear
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Here's the ribeyes. These were some of the best I've had even at high dollar steak houses. As long as my family and my customers are happy I will keep doing the same feeding method.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:35 pm
by Duramaxgirl
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Duramaxgirl wrote:This is a great thread. We just butchered a steer this morning DOB 4/3/2016 butcher says he will be HW 560lbs +/- a little and he's always been accurate it the past. We were going to charge $3.00 a pound and that includes cut and wrap. Just selling to family. Steer was angus/Hereford/limosin. All grass fed. Hope he tastes good!

Let us know how his steaks turn out. He was about 15 months old and must have had a live weight of about 900# based on a 62% cutability.

Thanks for the info! I'll let you know... He was one of the best looking steers we've ever had. Fat and put lots of weight on fast on just grass. We're still newbies at this though

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:37 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Duramaxgirl wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Duramaxgirl wrote:This is a great thread. We just butchered a steer this morning DOB 4/3/2016 butcher says he will be HW 560lbs +/- a little and he's always been accurate it the past. We were going to charge $3.00 a pound and that includes cut and wrap. Just selling to family. Steer was angus/Hereford/limosin. All grass fed. Hope he tastes good!

Let us know how his steaks turn out. He was about 15 months old and must have had a live weight of about 900# based on a 62% cutability.

Thanks for the info! I'll let you know... He was one of the best looking steers we've ever had. Fat and put lots of weight on fast on just grass. We're still newbies at this though

What breed was he?

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:43 pm
by Duramaxgirl
His dam was Hereford/Angus and his sire was Limosin/Angus. He was from my favorite cow because she's long and deep, and he was forever sneaking milk from all the cows that would let him. He out grew his half brother who was older and bigger at birth.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:03 am
by ky colonel
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Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:04 am
by ky colonel
sorry that took so long

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:48 pm
by ky colonel
anyone have a idea what he would go?

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:31 pm
by M-5
IMO 700ish , I have not read the whole thread but he is a ways off from being ready to kill IMO

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:59 pm
by Son of Butch
ky colonel wrote:Image

Guessing from a picture won't be of help, especially a photo with no reference points of any kind.
Last time someone played online guessing game, all the guesses were too light and closest guess was 134 lbs under.
Only a fool would venture a guess.... 888 lbs :)

He could use a good 120 days supplementing with corn.

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:29 pm
by ky colonel
what kind of weight gain would 120 days on corn do?

Re: Selling Beef on the whole of half

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:57 pm
by Ol' 243
ky colonel wrote:what kind of weight gain would 120 days on corn do?


Lot of factors, how much, cracked or whole, mixed, other type of hay, quality of steer, etc.