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September 21st, 2007, 11:58 PM
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Our flash frozen car load of piggie goodness arrived tonight. The whole thing cost a whopping $120.20.

The retail value, you ask, had we bought it in the market?






$589!!

No crap! I was sooooooooooooo sooooooooooooo soooooooooooo excited.
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September 22nd, 2007, 12:02 AM
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I assume you bought a pig or a part of a pig?



My hubby works for a cattle farm and every year as their christmas bonus ....the 3 employees they have get a steer to split.

On average we get:
90-130 lbs of ground beef
14-16 beef roasts
20 packages of steaks (usually 2 steaks per package... all varieties... tbone, sirloin, ribeye, round, etc)
1-2 packages of beef patties


All they have to pay is the processing which is about $80 per person .... then they usually get a $100 cash bonus so we essentially get it free.

Then ... throughout the year... occasionally a steer will fall and break it's leg or otherwise become un-salable and since the owners have more beef than they know what to do with, they will usually let the employees split that one too so usually we get beef TWICE per year
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September 22nd, 2007, 12:09 AM
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Yea, I posted last week or the week before about my little piggie friend. A friend of ours raised three pigs totally organically, hormone free, etc etc. We paid for feed ... a whopping $30 or something, and she did everything else. Then, when it came time to go up the river, we went and helped them load up. Then we paid the butcher, and voila, piggie! It's a stellar deal to, as it was home raised and is totally natural as opposed to full of nitrates like store bought pork.
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September 22nd, 2007, 12:13 AM
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Yeah! My dad trades cattle and he use to own a livestock market where people would come trade cows, pigs, horses, etc. We usually had home grown meat growing up.
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September 22nd, 2007, 06:40 AM
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I still have to look into this whole beef thing...pig...not so much...
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September 22nd, 2007, 06:45 AM
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I would not mind getting some beef. I'll probably want to split it with someone.
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September 22nd, 2007, 07:45 AM
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I would love to split a beef with someone. The meat is so much better tasting and so much cheaper. But I don't know if you can do anything like that in Florida.
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September 22nd, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Chris and I are planning on doing this when we get our freezer.
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