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Beef...it's what's for dinner

Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:00 AM

Man am I glad yesterday was over. Spent all day standing on a concrete floor cutting & wrapping an entire beef. Since we dont buy beef from the store (you never know what they put in that crap, gross) every year my father-in-law buy a couple steers, grain feed it for 6 months to get them nice and fat, then slaughter em for the years beef.

We slaughter them ($64 a head) then let them hang for 21 days to get nice and tender and aged. We ended up with almost 500 pounds of steaks, roasts, stew meat and hamburger. All in all it ended up costing us around $1.90 to $2.00 a pound once they were cut & wrapped. Like to see you beat that in the store. Ground beef for $2.00 a pound, T-Bones, Porterhouses, Rib Eyes for $2.00 a pound.

Boy is it exhausting though. Next weekend we slaughter the pigs and let them hang for a week or so (pork don't have to hang as long as beef), then I got my meat for the year :)

I tried telling you guys I was a high-tech redneck but ya didn't believe me LOL

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Re: Beef...it's what's for dinner

Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:06 AM

I can imagine the work involved, but you are making me very hungry.
It sounds more like being a farmer than a redneck, which in most cases is a step up :P
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:27 AM

I dont know William, most farmers I know in these parts take their beef to a butcher (Normally Baumans in Chewelah) to have it cut & wrapped. My father-in-law has his own cutting room, cuber for cube steaks, hamburger grinder, 2 band saws for cutting the steaks, roasts, etc. He even has his own 15 x 15 walk in cooler that we hang the beef in so it can age.

He put up a rail system that goes from the cooler to a hole in the garage floor that we lower the beef into the cutting room with a winch system.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:39 AM

I live in Alabama, and trust me, you ain't a redneck yet.
Now if you was to say you eat snakes, possums and roadkill, then I'd say you're getting close.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:42 AM

thats gross. do you do that to chickens too?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:45 AM

You got beef man?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:46 AM

That sounds really tasty. How long does that feed you?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:56 AM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 13 Oct, 2008 - 09:27 AM, said:

I dont know William, most farmers I know in these parts take their beef to a butcher (Normally Baumans in Chewelah) to have it cut & wrapped. My father-in-law has his own cutting room, cuber for cube steaks, hamburger grinder, 2 band saws for cutting the steaks, roasts, etc. He even has his own 15 x 15 walk in cooler that we hang the beef in so it can age.

He put up a rail system that goes from the cooler to a hole in the garage floor that we lower the beef into the cutting room with a winch system.

It might be a little over the top for the average person, but it's obviously saving you money, so it sounds economical to me.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:21 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 13 Oct, 2008 - 06:42 AM, said:

thats gross. do you do that to chickens too?


Well of course we do, we don't buy mean from stores, they use to many hormones and preservatives. We also have a huge garden so during the summer we don't have to buy many vegetables either

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That sounds really tasty. How long does that feed you?


We normally have a little left over each Fall when we slaughter, but pretty much it feeds us from Fall to Fall. I think this year, with the economy, it cost me a little over $1000, but it's worth that to me for an entire years worth of beef. The pork will cost me about $1.50 a pound so we get a little cheaper for the pork. Chickens cost even less
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:27 AM

does it taste better than in the store?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:28 AM

View PostWilliam_Wilson, on 13 Oct, 2008 - 06:56 AM, said:

...it sounds economical to me.

Sounds more "scary serial killer" to me.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:30 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 13 Oct, 2008 - 09:27 AM, said:

does it taste better than in the store?

Of course it does. Some of my husband's relatives are farmers, and their beef is the best! Way better than the store bought stuff.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

hmmm me wants
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

I'm coming over.
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Re: Beef...it's what's for dinner

Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:42 AM

View PostOliveOyl3471, on 13 Oct, 2008 - 07:30 AM, said:

Let's not waste our time arguing over issues that we cannot resolve. -A Cardassian to Captain Picard, Star Trek TNG


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