How to price beef?

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Re: How to price beef?

Postby Son of Butch » Sat May 05, 2018 10:00 am

3.90 hw complete (assuming 68 cents lb for processing and 3.22 hw) = $6.50 lb take home

Highest I know of is sold in 1/4s certified organic grassfed angus 3.99 lb hw + .70 usda processing = $7.80 lb take home
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Re: How to price beef?

Postby Txpiney » Sun May 06, 2018 6:21 pm

Luckiamute wrote:We charged $3.90 per pound hanging weight last year when we butchered our purebred Black Angus steers. That price included everything (steer, kill fee, cut & wrap, etc.)

That's exactly how i do it,except I charge 3.75 a pound. I also get a 250.00 deposit for a quarter and 500.00 for a half, as that's about half the cost for a quarter or a half. Got tired of people backing out at the last minute.
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Re: How to price beef?

Postby BigBear » Tue May 15, 2018 6:14 am

We sell for $3/lb all day long. Customer pays processor. Family members pay my cost for beef. We’ve had to turn away people every year even though we continue to add to the feedlot. I’m in a great area for “locally grown beef”
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Re: How to price beef?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat May 26, 2018 11:52 am

I have been selling a few halves - $3 to $3.25/lb hanging. They pay cut/wrap/ and 1/2 kill cost. They are putting in orders before I have the next calves weaned. My halves have been about 375#
Mine usually dress about 64% - grain fed, of course.
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