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Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 pm
by callmefence
True Grit Farms wrote:
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.



We,ll grind up a cow the sale barn won't take. We also eat a lot of chicken thighs . If we buy beef it's the best ribeyes or tbones we can find.
Usually from the Florence FFA butcher shop.
But honestly.. we eat more venison than anything else.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:44 pm
by Son of Butch
Then I must have borrowed the gun from the buyer that got my fats for 104.85 yesterday :cry2:

But yes, good luck trying to carry a cow for $1 per day ($365 year) in Minnesota.
$475 calves don't have a lot of margin for anyone.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:04 pm
by RanchMan90
Son of Butch wrote:Then I must have borrowed the gun from the buyer that got my fats for 104.85 yesterday :cry2:

But yes, good luck trying to carry a cow for $1 per day ($365 year) in Minnesota.
$475 calves don't have a lot of margin for anyone.

That's my line of thinking as well that you can buy them cheaper than you can raise them. I was watching some sales online in your area wondering how those guys make it selling fat cattle at those prices. It's very rare to see steers that size any sale in this area. Mostly weaned calves and feeders the further north you get.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:06 pm
by Craig Miller
Will some of you tell me where you are and what price per pound you're getting hanging weight? Feel free to pm me if you don't want to post it.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:11 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
$3/hanging weight. They pay cut/wrap/freeze cost.

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:28 pm
by Stocker Steve
Son of Butch wrote:But yes, good luck trying to carry a cow for $1 per day ($365 year) in Minnesota.


It is closer to $2.
ND came in at $1.5X

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:39 pm
by Son of Butch
10% over USDA Choice boxed beef prices plus processing
Choice boxed beef is currently 1.92 lb (by definition it is already processed) 10% over = 2.12 lb hanging weight
processing adds about 67 cents 2.12 + .67 = 2.79 cut/wrapped/ and ready for pick up

Because they pay processing 2.79 lb is really 44% over 1.92 wholesale (but I don't point that out)

Re: Burger/Steak Epiphany?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:42 pm
by Chief Dirtyface
$5-6 per pound hanging butcher fee included