In two weeks, it will be at our house! Just got off the phone with Cox Processing and we went over my cutting order which was a new experience for me but she was really helpful. I did ask about the loin and we’re getting a whole tenderloin rather than t-bone steaks which we never eat anyhow. Altogether, we’ll be getting ~285 lbs of beef for a total of $1353.75 which works out to $4.75/lb. It seems like a lot but for grass-fed beef, it’s very reasonable. The cheapest pre-packaged grass-fed beef I can find here is the $5/lb ground beef from Slowpoke Farms so buying this in bulk is already less expensive even for the hamburger. Pre-packaged sirloins are $8/lb so we’re getting a bargain on all the cuts we’ll end up with.
Paying $4.75/lb for hamburger sounds expensive but you can’t compare the price of this meat to supermarket beef because it just isn’t the same. There is a world of difference between grain-fed meat and grass-finished beef that I think is worth paying for. I’m just glad I’m going to paying a lot less for it than I used to.
Now I can chalk the total cost of $1353.75 up to the grocery project.