Friday, August 10, 2012

Buying grass-fed beef in bulk

If you are wondering how to buy meat in bulk from a local farmer, here is a good way to break it down for 1/2 a  beef for a family of 5 

56 1# packages of ground beef
7 packages of stew meat
5 packages of soup bones
5 chuck roasts
1 rump roast
2 cross rib roast
4 packages of short ribs
 1 tri-tip 
8 sirloin tips
7 packages of cube steaks
2 fillet
7 top sirloins
16 rib steaks
14 T bones

Here's another way:

83 pounds divided as follows:
 ~21 packages of ground beef totaling 47 pounds, 14.3 ounces of meat 
~5 roasts totaling 12 pounds, 4.1 ounces of meat
~15 packages of steak totaling 18 pounds, 14.8 ounces of meat
~2 miscellaneous cuts totaling 3 pounds, 15.3 ounces of meat


  1. Interesting. I just read another blog about raising livestock. I'm not really into that. I buy beef online from La Cense Beef located in Montana. They deliver it right to my door and they have the best grass fed beef I ever tasted. They just came out with a new catalog. It has so many different cuts of beef to choose from. If you ever decide not to raise your own, you should check them out.