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Old 11-06-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Cost of grass fed beef

Can someone give me an idea if how much I should be paying for grass fed ground beef?

There is a place about two hours from me that delivers next day free of charge.

For $450 I get the following. I think this would last us about 6 weeks (20 meals) We would still need to get pork chops and loin, sausage, bacon and eggs. But that is about all we buy: so I think I could make this work w the budget. Thoughts? Please!!




50 pounds of cuts in your freezer, ready to pull and prepare.

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Steaks
2 8oz Filet
4 12oz Sirloin
4 12oz NY Strip
1 Flank
2 8oz Flat Iron
4 12oz Ribeye
Roasts
1 Rump
1 Sirloin Tip
2 Arm
2 Chuck
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25 Ground Beef
8 Cutlets/Minute Steaks
2 Short Ribs
1 Rib Slab

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Re: Cost of grass fed beef

We pay $3.99 to 4.99 a pound for ground beef here
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That would bust my budget. $400 is my total monthly grocery budget. It is quite expensive IMO. But grass fed beef will cost more and the bundle includes some expensive cuts of meat. We rarely eat steak.
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17.99 for 3 pounds at Costco.
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That would bust my budget. $400 is my total monthly grocery budget. It is quite expensive IMO. But grass fed beef will cost more and the bundle includes some expensive cuts of meat. We rarely eat steak.
We rarely do too, so it doesn't make much sense to buy it this way.

We spend right at 600 while I am working. I work 6m out of the yr, and can cut to 400 a month but it's rough. I just don't have the time to shop and prep while I am working.
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17.99 for 3 pounds at Costco.
Is it grass fed, or organic? Ours carries organic but not grass fed
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We just bought a side of beef (350 lbs) for $2.20 /lb direct from the farmer. We went in and wrapped the meat as he cut, so it took us a couple hours. I had only seen it for about $4.50-5/lb until a friend from church told us about this guy. It was super cool to talk to the guy that raised our food while we worked. We also got to pick all of the cuts we wanted.
It can be hard, bit finding a farmer is the best I think.
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We just bought a side of beef (350 lbs) for $2.20 /lb direct from the farmer. We went in and wrapped the meat as he cut, so it took us a couple hours. I had only seen it for about $4.50-5/lb until a friend from church told us about this guy. It was super cool to talk to the guy that raised our food while we worked. We also got to pick all of the cuts we wanted.
It can be hard, bit finding a farmer is the best I think.
My in laws raise cattle. And thy would raise one for me the way I want, and split it w me, I know. The problem is the processing. I know nothing about it but the way FIL talks once it's at the butcher they can trade it, they keep the good meat and give you someone else's wo u knowing.
Your guy didn't use a middle man in that right? You don't happen to be anywhere near TN MS AL by chance do you?


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I just looked, your about as far from here as one could get.

They do have grass fed ground only for 5.99/#. I guess some is better than none.
How do you get healthier pork products...or do you?

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Re: Cost of grass fed beef

organic grass fed is normally about $6.99 a pound here. I stock up on it when Sprouts has it for $3.99 a pound
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We rarely do too, so it doesn't make much sense to buy it this way.

We spend right at 600 while I am working. I work 6m out of the yr, and can cut to 400 a month but it's rough. I just don't have the time to shop and prep while I am working.

I totally understand convenience. While I was going through chemo, I ordered tons of food through the market day program at ds's school. It cost quite a bit more than shopping at the grocery but I was too sick to go grocery shopping. So go for it if you can afford it. It is quite expensive though. It averages out to be $9 a lb. That is a lot even with more expensive cuts included.
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