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Landon4

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$850 seems a little high for a 1/4 I just split a half with a buddy a month ago hanging weight was 500lbs and I gave $850 for the half the cow was $1375 plus butcher fees, maybe location plays a big part I’m in Oklahoma
 

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Exact cost of a quarter is:
Hot carcass weight * $2.00/lb
Processing @. $0.75/lb
Plus $120 kill fee ( $30 per quarter)

So a 205 lb quarter yielding 145lbs of retail would cost
205lbs*$2.75/lb= $563.75 + $30 = $593.75 total

All varies on actual animal weight.
 
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Around here getting in line at the butchers is the biggest battle. Like last nov. I heard they were booked through 3rd qtr 21....busy times...beef on the smoker is hard to beat.
 
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Landon4

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That’s no joke we scheduled another cow when we got the last one because they said they were close to a year out
 
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Well, this time I am surprised about what I learned here! 😆
But then I was wondering about this very subject yesterday!
Oh the irony!!! LOL
 
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Local butchers here are booked two years out, local young guy is just getting started, he will be running next week. Anyone in NW IA or SE SD I can set you up with beef anytime... just brought one in last week
 

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    it's a little bit high, my neighbor just bought and butchered a steer, weighed 1500lbs, total cost after processing was $3000. Thank God i raise my own, so i know the quality of my beef and only have to pay processing. Owning a liquor store and having an owner of the local pack that likes Evan Williams gets me in the door quicker than some ;)
     

    inspcalahan

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    Awesome thread! We switched up to buying all of our meat this way. We're about wrapping up a huge hog from early summer and just grabbed a 1/2 beef that's even getting the dry age treatment. Fortunately things have calmed down up in this neck of the woods. Pork's almost immediate and beef is a month or two out at most.
     

    me124704

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    Exact cost of a quarter is:
    Hot carcass weight * $2.00/lb
    Processing @. $0.75/lb
    Plus $120 kill fee ( $30 per quarter)

    So a 205 lb quarter yielding 145lbs of retail would cost
    205lbs*$2.75/lb= $563.75 + $30 = $593.75 total

    All varies on actual animal weight.
    $120 kill fee...with this crew, you could surely find someone to do that part cheaper ;)
     

    jinxx4ever

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  • Sep 26, 2013
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    So 1500lb * 63% = 945 hot carcass weight
    945 * 2.75 + 120 = 2720
    I think you’ve been slipping a little Evan Williams. 😆
    I doubt u have a steer yielding 63%. That's promoted as fact with most selling beef, but fiction if you ask the actual folks doing the packaging.
     

    acudaowner

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    MOo is what's for dinner
    cows should be revered honored and served grilled mmmm steak
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    I like mine with salt and pepper I guess everyone has there preferred method of preparing cows