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Al /Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 11:27:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got the meat back from the slaughter house and had t-bone steak last night .
It was excellent . He had ground corn ,hay and water in front of him all the time . The meat was tender and tasty .
Thank you for all the nice compliments on raising him , I feel so embarrassed and humble .
Al


Cynthia    Posted 01-07-2005 at 13:46:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Was it hard raising him? Did you have any problems with getting attached? My husband said that he would like for us to do that but I am afraid that I will get to attached and not be able to eat the meat. One more question, how many cows can you have on say five acres? Thanks


mike    Posted 01-07-2005 at 14:19:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
pretty common sence raising beef, specialy if you are not to proud to ask for help; ask questions. Just don't go into it figuring you are gonna save/make money. probably can buy it cheaper at the store. that said, consider your beef critter as a savings acct. probably gonna cost between a dollar and 2 dollars a day to raise the critter. we have a steer hanging right now that was killed at 15 months old and we have 490 pounds of beef hanging waiting to be cut up. I have raised freezer beef for 25 years and make a "pet" out of every one. I'd prefer not to be around to watch kiled but after that they sure taste good! and you know what's in them, what kinda feed they've been on. good luck and post back any more specific questions.


mike    Posted 01-07-2005 at 12:09:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
just out of curiosity, how long did he hang before being cut up? see my post below. glad to hear you got some good groceries for your hard work!


Al /Mi    Posted 01-07-2005 at 16:00:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
He went to the slaughter house Dec 18
and we just got it back . We divide it up between
four families of kids .
I don't get attached to them they are for one purpose and that's it . I don't name them either
the grand kids do and I have to ask them what they named them some times
It's hard to say how many you could raise on a set piece of land there are so many variables .
I guess you'd have to ask neighbors

Al


t-bone I hear?    Posted 01-07-2005 at 12:05:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
So that's how one feels after a meal of t-bone..

How did you make it?

oh and case you're at it again, make mine medium-rare please. :-)



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