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Butchering cattle


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#1 OFFLINE   Outbackeagle

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Posted 01/30/13 - 06:17 AM

My buddy wants me to go in on a heffer thats ready to go to the butcher. Any of you guys do this? Pros/cons or any advice?

#2 OFFLINE   Sticky

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Posted 01/30/13 - 09:03 AM

Make sure you have freezer space! My dad knew a couple guys that did that a few years ago and they were stocked up for awhile!

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Posted 01/30/13 - 04:08 PM

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#4 Male OFFLINE   JJoe

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Posted 01/30/13 - 04:15 PM

2nd the freezer space... 1/2 is a fair amount of beef.. You'll notice how much better the meat tastes....

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#5 Male OFFLINE   rossbowhunter

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Posted 01/31/13 - 08:44 AM

"Make sure you have freezer space!"

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well worth the cost, but it's a lot of meat. I will take the tail if neither of you want......

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#6 Male OFFLINE   Stevo

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Posted 02/01/13 - 06:51 AM

Be sure it's under 850lbs. A heffer just means she hasn't calved yet. She could be my age lol. Old means tuff. My neighbor had one get out yesterday and it was standing in my front field grazing. 2 year old Black Angus steer and around 600 lbs.

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#7 OFFLINE   delvalhunter

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Posted 02/01/13 - 07:56 AM

We share a steer with my in-laws every year. A great buy especially since you know exactly where it came from and what you're getting.

Sometimes I think the world has gone completely mad. And then I think, "Aw, who cares?" And then I think, "Hey, what's for supper?"

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Posted 02/01/13 - 08:01 AM

How much would something like this run once all is said and done? Sounds like a great idea!

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Posted 02/01/13 - 08:08 AM

well worth the cost, but it's a lot of meat. I will take the tail if neither of you want......


I'll ask about this and let you know. What area are you from?

#10 Male OFFLINE   Bucksnbows

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Posted 02/01/13 - 08:13 AM

I'm also curious on the cost to buy the steer and raise it for a year and then the cost to butcher it. I may have a farm owned by a friend where I can raise one each year. I do have the freezer for this, so I'm interested in the various costs.

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Posted 02/01/13 - 08:25 AM

I'm also curious on the cost to buy the steer and raise it for a year and then the cost to butcher it. I may have a farm owned by a friend where I can raise one each year. I do have the freezer for this, so I'm interested in the various costs.


There are lots of costs involved BNB. Feed is just one. And you need to go there everyday to feed water and care for. EVERYDAY. I am not saying it is not a good deal. Just sayin theres more to it then watching him grow lol.

The best way to do it is to raise 3. One you butcher for yourself and the other two go to the auction in Pa. Then next year you have no out of pocket costs and maybe a few bux left over.
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Posted 02/01/13 - 08:27 AM

My brother in law does raises 5 a year, I usually buy a 1/4 which on average is @ 100lbs of meat. He sells it for $4.50lbs. Great meat. get alot of chop meat but cant beat the quality.




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