My cousin’s husband raises Angus beef cattle, so for the second year, we purchased all of our beef for the year from him. We paid $363 and ended up with 104 pounds of beef. We were given the following cuts:

2 Porterhouse Steaks
4 Beef Round Tenderized
2 T-Bone Steaks
4 Sirloin Steaks
6 Chuck Roasts
2 Rolled Rib Roasts
4 Beef Sizzler Steaks
1 Beef Rump Roast
53 packages of ground beef (at 1.25 lbs. each)

It is true that we could get some of these cuts of meat cheaper per pound by shopping loss leaders, but I like the flavor of this beef, and I like knowing that my ground beef is comprised of the meat from one cow rather than many different ones as may occur when buying commercial beef. It is also nice to know that our freezer is filled and that I don’t have to buy beef for the entire year.

We ended up paying $3.49/lb. which is a fair price for ground beef and is certainly a great deal on some of the cuts of steak.

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