We purchased about a 1/3 of a cow recently. It's up front costs were high,
but the cost per pound is we less than if we had purchased from the store. We
actually saw the cow we purchased still alive, knowing it wasn't penned up
in some feed lot was also reassuring the beef we were getting was good. You can
definitely taste the difference that way too. Just have lots of freezer space.
Anyone who eats beef from big industrial agriculture is nuts!
@mainly me -- same goes for chicken. free ranging chickens are SO much better
It is interesting to see USA perspective on why beef prices are so high in the
United States. A more likely explanation would be the inplimentation in
2008 of the COOL regulation by the americans (Country of Origin Labelling)Which has resulted in a 50% reduction in exports of Canadian cattle and hogs
to the USA.This little known regulation has a drastic effect on supply
and thus the price of beef in the USA.