G is for Grass-fed Beef

I worked with a woman whose family raises grass-fed beef for slaughter. I’d heard about the benefits of eating grass-fed beef, so, in my typical “jump in with both feet” style, we purchased 1/4 of a cow. Any idea how much space 140 pounds of beef takes up in a freezer? A lot. And we don’t own a standalone freezer…We are not huge meat-eaters to begin with, so eating beef maybe 3-4 times a month it took us close to a year to finish it up.

It tasted good, and I felt righteous eating it, but we only went that route the one time. Now I will shop the Co-op and buy grass-fed beef by the package or even can more easily find it nowadays in the local grocery store.

As I said, we don’t eat red meat very often, so it just didn’t seem worthwhile to invest in a large purchase like that again.

Total Investment: $490.00 (From the Colvin Ranch website: “A beef side, either a half or quarter beef, is a good buy. It is priced at $3.50/pound, hanging weight, (this includes the harvest) plus cutting and wrapping of about $.70/lb. ( $.75/lb.for quarter).The hanging weight is the weight after it is butchered, but before it is cut and wrapped. While weights will vary from one animal to another, a good overall average would be 280 pounds hanging weight on a half, and 140 pounds for a quarter.”)


About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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4 Responses to G is for Grass-fed Beef

  1. vinodinii says:

    This is new to me. I guess a grass-fed animal meat must have the qualities that are similar to organic vegetables. We don’t eat too much beef on this side of the planet. We’re eat more of lamb and chicken meat.

  2. Trudy says:

    We buy grass-fed beef from a local farm. Thankfully they have a farm store where we can buy small quantities of the cuts we want.

    I love the photo at the top of your blog. Beautiful blossoms!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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