Cull cow to burger ?

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Re: Cull cow to burger ?

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 am

We also had 4 kids and the burger was the most used meat. We'd put a steer in the freezer just in burger to keep up. If you butcher a young calf, like at weaning, your steaks aren't going to be very big anyway. I'd make the ribeyes into rib roast instead, because I could always cut them into steaks, but I cant put steaks back into a roast...but with small steaks, they are better used in a roast. Kids werent roast eaters, so they were kept for special occasions.. One time we put a older cow in the freezer. She weighed 2000 pounds and hung out at almost 1000. Her steaks were bigger than our dinner plates. We'd joke that they were Flintstone steaks....Best meat ever...and I think I still have some of her out there in the freezer. WIth no kids at home, we rarely eat beef.. go figure
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Re: Cull cow to burger ?

Postby Bestoutwest » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:02 am

The one we just had butchered, we asked for all hamburger for our share. They called and said that it would be easier for them if we'd take some steaks, so I obliged. Our son only eats chicken and the wife isn't really big on steaks. After eating the burger, though, she was drooling and couldn't wait to try the steaks. Best beef I've ever had, wish I had kept more of him. :cry:
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Re: Cull cow to burger ?

Postby farmerjan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:58 pm

The 30 month rule is federal, not state. It involves only the spinal cord/backbone area. You can get bones for soup, and other cuts, just nothing that comes from the backbone. So no T-bones but you still get sirloins with bones, and the T-bone becomes NY strip and Filets. If a butcher that is state or federally liscensed doesn't take out the backbone/spinal cord and the head/brain; and gets caught, they not only can lose their liscense, but pay a fine, lose their business, and possibly do jail time. It is over the "mad cow disease" prions, and it is related to the CWD in the deer and elk. To me it is a very small inconvenience. I do miss the backbones that have alot of meat on them to do like ribs. So I am trying to make sure that my animals get done in the 27 month range. And I do have birthdates to back up my claims.
Sure people can cheat on that, but they have to follow certain protocol with the teeth etc to determine age.

And I see no reason a person should get their animal done any way other than how they want it.

If a good butcher gets caught substituting they also can face some severe penalties. Plus, getting that kind of a reputaion would kill their business in a hurry in my opinion. Hope I never hear mine did that without my express permission.
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Re: Cull cow to burger ?

Postby ky colonel » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am

ok ill throw this in here. on a older cow i just took she was 5 or 6. i was going to just do burger, but would the brisket be good on her?
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Re: Cull cow to burger ?

Postby willow bottom » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:16 am

I don't see why not. You cook it low and slow anyway
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