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      Default Buying Bulk Meat (Half a cow LOL)

      With this area I can help! I moved to the city from the country (where my
      family still lives). I can tell you how to get meat cheap and help out at
      the same time. Contact your local County Extension Service or 4-H office.
      Every year kids around the country raise animals to show in the local fairs.
      They HAVE to sell these animals to be slaughtered at the end of the shows.
      Most counties have a sale of these carcasses (what is the meat after the
      animal is slaughtered. If the animal didn't place well in the show, they do
      not get to sell their animal in the "Fair Sale". So they usually panic and
      try to find someone to buy the meat. I know that my last beef cost me $1 per
      pound, including processing. I bought the animal and the processor called me
      to ask how I wanted it packed (how many pounds of gr. beef per pack ect.)
      and what cuts I wanted. Even made me some summer sausage! I just love the
      fact that I can sit down to dinner with a T-Bone Steak and know that I only
      paid $1 a pound AND helped a child recover some money to buy another animal
      next year! This is also a great way to buy lamb, pork ect. They have to sell
      them all.
      Charlotte

      > I am seriously thinking about getting like half a cow or how ever they do
      > that and have it cut and packaged so I won't have to buy as much meet
      wkly. The
      > only problem I have no idea of even how to do this.~~~Tammy

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      Thanks so much Charlotte I will call the 4-H next wk to talk to them about
      it. ~~~~Tammy

      From: Momma2JBC
      Date: Thu May 29, 2003 1:51 pm
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      Charlotte, I didn't ask the original question about buying bulk meat,
      but I really appreciate this info. My question is how many lbs of meat
      would half a beef critter be? I have a small upright freezer and
      I'd love to do this but I'm not sure if my freezer could hold it.

      Nancy Ann

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      My folks were very heavy supports of 4-H kids and their raising of animals.
      My parents were living on a farm and my Dad raised both Hereford cattle and
      pigs. But, my mother particularly loved to eat lamb. They always went to the
      4-H auction and bought one of them at the auction. But, my Mom, kind of had a
      bad experience one day. The little girl that had raised the lamb was standing
      right there and as soon as they purchased the lamb, Mom turned to her, without
      thinking of what she was saying, and said "We really are going to enjoy your
      lamb." The little girl started bawling and My Mom felt so awful. She really
      watched what she said the next year.

      Nadine
      Date: Thu May 29, 2003 2:24 pm
      Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Buying Bulk Meat (Half a cow LOL)

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      I'm not Charlotte, but.... It depends on the beef! LOL! Some beef dresses out
      (this is after the butchering and the gutting, but before the cutting up) at 200
      lbs and others at 600 lbs. I think the largest beef I have ever seen dressed
      out at 675 lbs. It just depends on the bred of the critter and how old it was
      (yearlings or two year olds are smaller than 4 or 5 year olds, steers are larger
      than cows).

      If there is a question about whether or not your freezer will hold it, you can
      still make a savings by purchasing the 4H beef, having it butchered, then
      sharing the beef and the cost with family or friends. If you have to share it
      with several friends! It will still be cheaper than buying beef at the store.

      Emily Y.

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      With this area I can help! I moved to the city from the country
      (where my
      family still lives). I can tell you how to get meat cheap and help
      out at
      the same time. Contact your local County Extension Service or 4-H
      office.
      Every year kids around the country raise animals to show in the local
      fairs.
      They HAVE to sell these animals to be slaughtered at the end of the
      shows.
      Most counties have a sale of these carcasses (what is the meat after
      the
      animal is slaughtered. If the animal didn't place well in the show,
      they do
      not get to sell their animal in the "Fair Sale". So they usually
      panic and
      try to find someone to buy the meat. I know that my last beef cost me
      $1 per
      pound, including processing. I bought the animal and the processor
      called me
      to ask how I wanted it packed (how many pounds of gr. beef per pack
      ect.)
      and what cuts I wanted. Even made me some summer sausage! I just love
      the
      fact that I can sit down to dinner with a T-Bone Steak and know that
      I only
      paid $1 a pound AND helped a child recover some money to buy another
      animal
      next year! This is also a great way to buy lamb, pork ect. They have
      to sell
      them all.
      Charlotte

      > I am seriously thinking about getting like half a cow or how ever
      they do
      > that and have it cut and packaged so I won't have to buy as much
      meet
      wkly. The
      > only problem I have no idea of even how to do this.~~~Tammy

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      Here in Georgia the Dept. of Agriculture has a free publication that
      is all classified adds that have to do with farms, farming, live
      stock,... they are a great source for pick-your-own places and every
      now and again there is an add from a farmer selling half a cow. So
      you might want to check with the Dept. of Agriculture in your state.
      I have thought about doing it, too, but we do not own a deep freeze
      and I am worried that the meat will spoil in the regular freezer,
      plus I would not have room for anything else. I also called the
      farmer once, wondering about going in with some neighbors, but he
      said that if more than 2 people want to "share" half a cow you run
      into problems with the different cuts and dividing it up fairly.

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