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

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

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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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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' date=' so I'm interested in the various costs.

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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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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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