Originally Posted by lantern
On a funny note. Just yesterday I was doing some electrical and plumbing work for a retired doctor that now raises beef cattle. Soooooo I figured I'd ask him if he sold his beef to individuals and if he could get me the cuts I'm looking for. He says SURE I CAN SELL YOU ANY PART YA WANT SON. It'll be a dollar a pound. I thought that sounded too good to be true. So I decided to try and tell him what I was after. He stops me and says......any part so long as the cow has it....a dollar a pound LIVE WEIGHT...I will only sell you the whole cow son. LMAO!!
Well....at least I now know where I can get a steer and for how much. He said just tell him when he's on the way to the slaughterhouse and he'd hand it over to them while he's there. Hmmmmm....let's see...that's 1100lbs...650lbs hanging weight.....that's 1.69/lb....now to figure out how much the slaughterhouse will be and I may just take him up n this. LOL!!
$1 a pound live weight is pretty cheap, the live market price here last week was $1.19 a pound. I think average cost to process depends on how you have it cut, like how many steaks instead of roasts, or how much ground up. Last one I remember seeing was about $350 for processing.