Murray Grey beef--price inquiry

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Re: Murray Grey beef--price inquiry

Postby boondocks » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:43 am

elkwc wrote:I personally don't see anything wrong with the pink slime comment. I have quit buying anywhere that ever did it. I have been raised on ranches and been around feedlots and have butchered several head and had many butchered. I do see a problem with it. Again we are each entitled to our opinion based upon our experience.


Maybe she could say "no meat by-products" instead. A bit less inflammatory.
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Re: Murray Grey beef--price inquiry

Postby OKJeanne » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:30 pm

I sent to 25 of my previously filed email addresses of people that had bought meat in past years. Many messages bounced back to my inbox because people had changed email addresses....always get "undeliverable" notices with such an
announcement about beef availability.

The beef has been sold. Producers who have never attempted to direct-market beef probably have never made a
concerted effort to inquire about what is most important to potential customers. Since 1995 we have always tried
to ask why people wanted beef direct from the farm instead of from the grocery store. For many years people said they
wanted antibiotic-free and steroid-free beef. Then after BSE and the pink slime documentary were in the news; then
people added that. And, as usual, they wanted "tender" steaks....no one ever asked if the steaks were marbled---it
was always a question about tenderness. At any rate, there was lots of marketing advice in the above comments, but just a
few price disclosures!! :) Thanks for all comments!
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Re: Murray Grey beef--price inquiry

Postby boondocks » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:21 pm

OKJeanne wrote:I sent to 25 of my previously filed email addresses of people that had bought meat in past years. Many messages bounced back to my inbox because people had changed email addresses....always get "undeliverable" notices with such an
announcement about beef availability.

The beef has been sold. Producers who have never attempted to direct-market beef probably have never made a
concerted effort to inquire about what is most important to potential customers. Since 1995 we have always tried
to ask why people wanted beef direct from the farm instead of from the grocery store. For many years people said they
wanted antibiotic-free and steroid-free beef. Then after BSE and the pink slime documentary were in the news; then
people added that. And, as usual, they wanted "tender" steaks....no one ever asked if the steaks were marbled---it
was always a question about tenderness. At any rate, there was lots of marketing advice in the above comments, but just a
few price disclosures!! :) Thanks for all comments!

glad you sold it!
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Re: Murray Grey beef--price inquiry

Postby callmefence » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm

Katpau wrote:I would leave out the pink slime comment. I find it offensive and some of your buyers may share my view. What you are referring to is lean finely textured beef. It is a product made when food processing equipment is used to separate lean meat from fat. There are no indications the product is unhealthy. Tests have shown the opposite actually, and to me it seems like a good idea. Most of us don't want to eat all that fat, but why waste all of the meat that is in it? The whole thing was started by people who don't believe anyone should ever eat meat. Lots of people lost their jobs over this.

I am not sure of the rules in Oklahoma, but you may want to check out whether or not you can legally sell meat without the proper permits and whether or not your butcher meets state requirement for selling to the public. In Oregon you can legally sell the animal and have the buyer pay processing costs, but selling beef is an expensive and complicated process that requires inspections and licenses.


Nobody in Oklahoma is delicate enough to be offended by pink slime
.no matter what your referring to.
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