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EEKKK finally getting 1/4 a cow.

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DH and I have talked off and on for quite some time about buying 1/2 for 1/4th a cow. 

Well the oppertuity just hit us. Step FILs boss has one ready to butcher, hes taking half and asked fil if he wanted the other. fil knows we wanted some so they are taking 1/4 and we are taking 1/4. They are butchering the 1st and letting it hang for 21days before cutting. Our 1/4 should cost about $600 and about 300lbs. We get to pick what ever cuts we want and we have our own meat grinder to make burgers and such!!


Anyone else ever done this??

by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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Diatech12
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM


We do have deer meat that has been what kept us going the last 2 months but DH butchered that himself.

Quoting krickette:

 If you eat deer meat you can check with the places that process it and sometimes they have extra that people dont pick up



ash522
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM

We've done that in the past when we didn't have the space to raise our own. This spring we'll be getting our own cow & maybe a pig. We already have chickens but this spring will be our (well, I should say husband's, I know I can't do it yet) first time butchering our own. 

harehelper
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

You are hanging for 21 days? Isn't that kind of a long time? The usual (for the processors around here anyway) is about ten to fourteen.

harehelper
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM

We do our own chickens, or I should say *I* do *my* own chickens for the family, LOL. I am still trying to convince my Chicago-born Dh that a steer, or a pig either one, would be a good idea. But at least he finally caved on the dairy cow this year, so that's a big step.

Quoting krickette:

 yep it sure beats store bought. we also raised our own pigs and steer, chickens it made a big differance


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
jealous!!!!!
AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Yup. Except I don't have a meat grinder. I got it already ground in burgers, steaks, roasts and stuff.

Mabuka
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
There's a farmer nearby that calls when he butchers a cow and asks if we need more. We usually get 20 2lb. packages. It's already ground. Very lean, very delicious. Perfect for chili!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM

No, I'm a vegetarian.. I know others who do though.

roxy27
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
My sister just did this but they bought a whole cow
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Diatech12
by Gold Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:09 AM


Oh I dont know if it is. Ive never been apart of this much of it. When I did my steer, someone bought it and the next day it left on a truck so I dont know if thats standard or why he is hanging that long, I'll ask DH if he knows tomorrow.

Quoting harehelper:

You are hanging for 21 days? Isn't that kind of a long time? The usual (for the processors around here anyway) is about ten to fourteen.



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