We just sent a small bull (750 lbs) and pig (260 lbs) to the butcher to get some meat in the freezer. When all was said and done, it cost us $460 for almost 600 lbs. of cut, wrapped and frozen beef and pork. Add to that what we fed them and it probably costs of $1/lb for the meat–and that includes steaks, ribs, hams, roasts–everything. Freezer’s full as you can see.
P.S. Butcher yourselves and, man, you’d be in business…I’ve got no time for that, though, and our butchers are a wonderful bunch of old-school Christian men…60+ year old family business, and 95 year old grandpa’s still in the shop.WM