Originally Posted by Steven Farr
I am contemplating getting a steer butchered. I have found a place to buy the steer and a place to do the butchering. All I will have to do is pick it up and pay for it. Now for the questions?
What cuts of meat should I expect to get?
How much meat am I going to get off of a 600lb live weight steer?
I just don't want to wind up with 6 steaks and 100lbs of ground beef.lol
Any help is appreciated.
You better not get your own cow butchered then...............because you won't be far away from your own prediction.
One needs a beef type breed of yearling to butcher that has been fed in ''feedout lot'' style for a month or more before butchering. Cord fed beef has the needed marbling in the meat to make the non-ground cuts of beef more flavorful and tender.
Even if you go with the minimum amount of ground, it will still mean about 50 percent of what you get will be ground beef. If the meat turns out to be of poor quality you're just stuck with a whole bunch of it at one time.
I know many folks who grow cattle and they sell their yearlings at the sale to be sent to feed out lots out west...........where cheap corn is as common as rocks on the ground here.
These same people go to the store and pick-n-choose the cuts of beef they want that are on sale and come out way ahead of the game.
Prolly not what you were looking to hear...........but it's the way it shakes out.