Butchered price for turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Outhouser, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Outhouser

    Outhouser Out Of The Brooder

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    First time seller of farm-raised turkeys and I'm not sure how much to ask for them. Anyone here have experience with this? I'm the butcher too. Turkeys are roughly 20lb.
     
  2. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they pastured? Fed organically? Heritage or broad breasted? How old? There are many factors. I know where I am, folks pay a LOT for pastured turkeys.
     
  3. Outhouser

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    Double breasted bronze, roughly 17lb +/- butchered. They are pastured, non-organic feed but from a local feed store that makes their own. Just butchered one for myself for thanksgiving and it was amazing.
     
  4. Outhouser

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    And they are 7 months old.
     
  5. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    i sold mine for $4/lb and didn't have problems getting what i asked. mine were also pastured on non-organic feed that was specifically blended locally. i was only selling to friends and family though, so i don't know if that price would be competitive amongst other buyers.
     
  6. dwest

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    This past year I had some broad-breasted white and broad-breasted bronze. They were free range, non-organic. Sold them for $2.50/lb, primarily to cover my costs and give me free meat. Next year we'll be raising heritage breeds, free range non-organic and will be going for $5/lb. From the various heritage breed websites I've looked at selling table-ready birds this comes in well below the retail price of a heritage bird. The next closest I've seen in price is $5.25/lb by another small producer.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We are going to be selling our heritage, free-range, organically-fed turkeys for $4/lb this coming year. I expect we will sell out within a few months, we have already had two people give their deposits.
     
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