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Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:55 pm
by callmefence
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:callmefence - I would venture to guess she was "gamey" tasting because she was stressed. A regular pasture cow should be great hamburg. Actually, cow hamburg should be better tasting than a very young steer's. Age = flavor


Your probably right

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:02 am
by boondocks
This is getting me thinking of another marketing angle for sure. I could do vacuum-sealed packages of patties in a few different types: say, plain; Italian-seasoned; "Mexicans".. then some chubs with similar types.
The customer that ordered patties, it looked so much nicer than the chubs, that I think it's worth the extra cost if people are definitely looking for grilling burgers.
Jeanne, here's one recent ad from the circular: "Certified Angus Beef Whole Eye Round | Savings Pack Eye Round Steaks
$2.69". I realize it's not filet mignon but still...Burger was 5.99/lb or 4.99/lb...

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:04 am
by boondocks
"Certified Angus Beef Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast or Steak $4.99 /lb". Grassfed burger 8.99/lb

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:07 am
by boondocks
Certified Angus Beef Top Round London Broil $4.99 /lb;
80% Lean Ground Beef Savings Pack | Certified Angus Beef Ground Chuck $4.49 - 4.99 /lb

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:28 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Well ----- a store will price things according to their sales. Go figure!!!!

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:09 am
by Son of Butch
Nesikep wrote:No problem burgering a 7 year old cow.. that'll make dandy burgers!

Old cows make great hamburger. Only problem with some cows is the Retail Yield vs the butcher's fees.
Grocery store hamburger prices here generally range from 2.39 - 6.99 lb

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:35 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
If you butcher an older cow, you can still pull the loins out to make good steaks.
Edit: You can also get pot roasts, cube steaks & stew meat

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:25 am
by True Grit Farms
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:If you butcher an older cow, you can still pull the loins out to make good steaks.
Edit: You can also get pot roasts, cube steaks & stew meat


Why butcher a old cow? Around here kill cows go for $600. and that can buy a lot of hamburger. We probably eat more chicken than hamburger in this household, and I don't care for chicken. Brisket, eye roast and high choice or prime steaks is about all the beef we buy, and none that's finished on grass only.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:42 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
$600??? How small is your cow? What is your kill market? I just checked out local market and it is $0.78. Even a small cow of 1250# would bring nearly $1000

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:44 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
CHICKEN!!!!! You gotta be pulling our leg?? LOL
Do you buy your beef in a grocery store?

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:33 pm
by True Grit Farms
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:$600??? How small is your cow? What is your kill market? I just checked out local market and it is $0.78. Even a small cow of 1250# would bring nearly $1000


Kill cows are $0.65 here and trending down again this week. A 1250# cow is a nice size cow for us, I sold a 1525# cow once and she was huge. I was figuring on the conservative side, at $1000. for a kill cow you could be eating lobster, shrimp, snapper and wagu.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:43 pm
by True Grit Farms
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:CHICKEN!!!!! You gotta be pulling our leg?? LOL
Do you buy your beef in a grocery store?


We don't buy our beef at a stinking grocery store. This is where we buy our beef. http://www.mtmeatco.com
M&T's meat is as good as you can get, it's all high choice or better CAB.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:01 pm
by Son of Butch
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:$600??? How small is your cow? What is your kill market? I just checked out local market and it is $0.78.
Even a small cow of 1250# would bring nearly $1000

Yesterday kill cows here were mostly .63 - 74 with 1 extreme top cow at .76
1250 lb at .70 = $875 before commission, beef check off and trucking
thin/shelly cows were .30 - .59

On a side note.... yesterday I bought a group of 299 lb BWF bull calves for $475 hd
(I shoulda had 'em at $445 but the other bidder wouldn't let go) :cry2:

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:39 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
This will be our last year of butcher beef production. We will be doing 4 "custom cut" this year (1/4s and 1/2s), and one burger cow. Even with grocery store prices down, we haven't had to lower ours. Most of our folks are repeat customers; they know where the beef comes from, how it's raised, etc., and are willing to pay extra for that peace of mind. Our burger goes out the door at $5/lb., and our minimum order is 50 lbs.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:40 pm
by RanchMan90
Son of Butch wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:$600??? How small is your cow? What is your kill market? I just checked out local market and it is $0.78.
Even a small cow of 1250# would bring nearly $1000

Yesterday kill cows here were mostly .63 - 74 with 1 extreme top cow at .76
1250 lb at .70 = $875 before commission, beef check off and trucking
thin/shelly cows were .30 - .59

On a side note.... yesterday I bought a group of 299 lb BWF bull calves for $475 hd
(I shoulda had 'em at $445 but the other bidder wouldn't let go) :cry2:
You need a mask and a gun. You stole em at that price :lol: