Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

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Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by DCA farm » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:38 pm

Anybody put a longhorn or roping steer in the freezer. Is meat tough as leather what am I looking at if I decided to go that route. Mainly looking to turn it into burger but don’t wanna grind the ribeyes either



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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:46 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Anybody put a longhorn or roping steer in the freezer. Is meat tough as leather what am I looking at if I decided to go that route. Mainly looking to turn it into burger but don’t wanna grind the ribeyes either
Kill one every year, well almost. Had a Jersey this year. Bought a 690 lb LH steer and a 760lb LH heifer yesterday. They will make great beef.
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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 pm

They make great beef, ribeyes and all.
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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by Dave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:50 am

I have ate more than one over grown roping steer. Just put them in a pen and feed for 90 day or so.

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by DCA farm » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am

I’m probably gonna have to pick me one up bit a Friend of mine says he buys a older pair every year let’s the calf wean and sells it then butchers the cow. Said the steaks ain’t restraunt quailty but they are better than Grocery store and the burger is perfect

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
a Friend of mine says he buys a older pair every year... and butchers the cow.
Said the steaks ain’t restaurant quality but they are better than Grocery store....
:bs:
Grocery stores in your area don't sell USDA Choice steaks???

Or he's so good at finishing cattle even his Old cull cows grade Choice?
Some people just want to believe so bad they throw out ability to reason and common sense.

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by DCA farm » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:07 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:08 pm
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
a Friend of mine says he buys a older pair every year... and butchers the cow.
Said the steaks ain’t restaurant quality but they are better than Grocery store....
:bs:
Grocery stores in your area don't sell USDA Choice steaks???

Or he's so good at finishing cattle even his Old cull cows grade Choice?
Some people just want to believe so bad they throw out ability to reason and common sense.
I’m going to assume by better than grocery store he was referring to the cost. And I ain’t ate a steak from the local Walmart that will ever compare to a steak off of a farm raised side of beef.

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 pm

I'm not saying don't do it or that it won't be good beef or an excellent value.
But your friend wants his choice to be right so bad he's blinded himself to reason and he's full of b.s.

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by DCA farm » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:09 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 pm
I'm not saying don't do it or that it won't be good beef or an excellent value.
But your friend wants his choice to be right so bad he's blinded himself to reason and he's full of b.s.
He may be I’ve never knowingly ate a old cow I mean I’m
Sure I have at some point in my life we normally butcher 12-18month olds

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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by greybeard » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 am

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
I’m probably gonna have to pick me one up bit a Friend of mine says he buys a older pair every year let’s the calf wean and sells it then butchers the cow. Said the steaks ain’t restraunt quailty but they are better than Grocery store and the burger is perfect
Some of the worst steaks I ever ate were in restaurants.
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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by BRYANT » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:28 pm

Old cow, grind her and forget the steaks. As for junk beef in stores and restaurants it all depends on the store or restaurant when I worked in the meat business there was some places that wanted only the best and other only cheap beef. Crest foods in Midwest City, Okla. would not buy any beef if it was not the best, wanted USDA Prime1&2. I have cut a bunch of steaks for the Cattlemens Rest. in stock yards and they had to have the very best and you pay for what you get.
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Re: Longhorn or roping cows for freezer beef

Post by Bestoutwest » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:35 pm

My gripe with LH's is that they take forever to fill out. I started with a few. Killed a 22 M/O bull, hung at 288. 24 M/O heifer hung at 328. 30 M/O heifer hung at 570. Did a 16 M/O angus x LH bull that hung at 570. He's the best meat I've ever had. The last pack of steaks was a sad day.
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