Feeding out a couple steers

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by VaCowman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:11 pm

Be sure to post some updated pics of the steaks! Looks like he'll eat well! Thanks for the update



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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by MurraysMutts » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:16 pm

Idk about anyone else, but the first thing I do, is thaw out a package of ribeyes and photograph b4 cooking!
Almost like a right of passage.....
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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by M.Magis » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm

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What is the average cost to butcher one (I realize it may vary by location)? I will be taking one soon, but have never paid to have it done.
It's been over 5 years since I had one done, but it was about $450 total. $.55/lb hanging weight, plus kill fee, disposal fee, ect...
I have one close to ready now. I'm a glutton for punishment I guess, but I'm doing it myself.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by sstterry » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm

M.Magis wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
sstterry wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:35 pm
What is the average cost to butcher one (I realize it may vary by location)? I will be taking one soon, but have never paid to have it done.
It's been over 5 years since I had one done, but it was about $450 total. $.55/lb hanging weight, plus kill fee, disposal fee, ect...
I have one close to ready now. I'm a glutton for punishment I guess, but I'm doing it myself.
You are going to age it and butcher it yourself?

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by Bcompton53 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:21 pm

So he is hanging at 809pounds. I’m happy. First steer I’ve fed out as the decision maker. I’ll add ribeye pics when the time comes.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by M.Magis » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 am

sstterry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm

You are going to age it and butcher it yourself?
Yeah. Have no idea why I want to do it. I know I'll regret it at some point, but for now I'm looking forward to getting started. If for no other reason, he's become a PITA and I want him gone.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by sstterry » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:58 pm

M.Magis wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 am
sstterry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm

You are going to age it and butcher it yourself?
Yeah. Have no idea why I want to do it. I know I'll regret it at some point, but for now I'm looking forward to getting started. If for no other reason, he's become a PITA and I want him gone.
You may want to take a look at this then.




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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by M.Magis » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:31 pm

sstterry wrote:
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You may want to take a look at this then.



Thanks. I’ve actually been watching those exact videos quite a bit lately. My biggest concern now is if my bandsaw has enough depth for porterhouses. I’ll make due somehow. Gonna get the garaged cleaned up this weekend, hopefully he’s hanging next weekend. Not only is he eating 30+ lbs of feed a day, a calf I have in with him is gimping around and I’m sure he’s the reason.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by Buck Randall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:39 pm

Great video. I butchered a hog as part of a college class; there's something satisfying about cutting your own meat. Everyone should try it.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by MurraysMutts » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:45 am

Gotta be getting close to ready for a cookout!
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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by M.Magis » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:05 pm

Mine is finally hanging in the garage. Of course nothing goes as easily as I imagine it, but it's done. I wasn't quite as prepared as I thought I was, as far as dealing with a carcass that big. If I decide to do this again, I've already learned a few things. I'm not sure if the hard part is over or still to come.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:49 am

How long are you going to let it hang?
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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by M.Magis » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:27 am

Depends on the weather. I was hoping to leave it two weeks, but that may not happen. Looks like early next week the high temps will climb to around 50, lows in mid 30s. That's okay for a day or two, but as of now, it looks like it'll stay that way.

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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:22 pm

That's too bad. Longer you can get it hanging, the more tender it will be. If you can make 7-10 days, you should be fine.
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Re: Feeding out a couple steers

Post by sstterry » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:24 pm

A friend of mine used to tell the slaughterhouse to keep it hanging until it was about to stink....lol

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