farm raised beef

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  1. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Took a steer and heifer in to the butcher on 3-24-10, they had been on good hay, minerals, spring water, about 5 gallons of 14% beef developer, and pasture since middle of October.

    steer weighed 1545 and dressed 900
    heifer weighed 1480 and dressed 734

    I was shocked at the weights, my guess was 1200 and 1100 pounds.

    They were butchered today and will pick up in the morning

    We will see how the marbling turned out in the steaks.

    G3
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Just got back from the butcher with our meat, whooo weee. Filled the big upright freezer solid, filler the small chest freezer solid, filler the extra refrigerators freezer solid. Of course we had to buy some bacon, sausage and pork chops which filled the freezer upstairs up.

    The meat looked really good with lots of marbling and back fat.

    I will get some pics later.

    G3
     

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    G3farms New Member

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    from this
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  4. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    G3, looks like your set for those summer cookouts and winter :thumbsup: . I'm still feeding ours and son and daughters, ( i give them one for Christmas) they still have some meat left from last year and wanted me to hold off on slaughter. The ones i'm feeding out weigh around 1000 lbs.( they can fool you when your graining them) and could use another months feeding. Jack

    P.S. Good pictures