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Beef Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sweetshoplady, May 27, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Anybody ever had a cow slaughtered? How much does it cost? Any idea of cost to ship the beef, or a portion thereof?
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    It costs me $0.82/lb to run them through USDA inspection, plus $60 slaughter fee.

    If you are doing a private treaty, though, you can find farm butchers who'll operate as low as $0.35 per pound hanging weight.
  3. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Songster

    Nov 29, 2007
    I had one slaughtered last spring and it cost me about $0.60lb. but it depends on what u have made out of it burgers, steaks, etc. It cost more if you have the hamburger patties pressed or get it loose. Me I like making mine up myself so I don't get patties. It cost me $40 bucks for the slaughter fee. It all depends where you send it to get it done!
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    At our shop if it is your own beef we charge .50/lb and $60 slaughter fee.
  5. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    For a full grown cow ours ran around 250 dollars.

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