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Mhoram Wrote:Yeah, not that much of the meat will end up ground if you don't want it to.  I dug out the order slip from our last half-of-a-half, and we got 26 pounds of ground beef out of 172 pounds of meat.  The rest was:

12 T-bone steaks
12 rib-eye steaks
4 sirloin steaks
4 steaks for swissing
8 round steaks
2 sirloin tip roasts (all roasts appr. 3 lbs.)
1 heel of round roast
1 rump roast
4 chuck roasts
2 arm roasts
10 pounds of stew meat
heart, liver, and tongue

There might have been a few more things that could have been cuts or stew meat, but we use quite a bit of ground beef.

If you lived in the western Illinois area, I could set you up with a part of a steer (or hog) next month.  It's worth checking <a target="_blank" href="http://localharvest.org/">Local Harvest</a> for your area if you haven't yet. There are more sources for locally-grown and custom processed meat than people often realize, and new ones are popping up all the time.

I love the grass fed beef from central CA. We used to make the 6 hour drive round trip just to buy ribs in San Luis Obispo. So I looked into ranchers around there and found a guy that would deliver it to me for no extra charge. I was told I'd end up with about 30 lbs of ground beef on 1/4 steer. I'm not totally opposed to it but I'm not excited either about the prospect of having to eat 30 lbs of ground beef within the next year. So I keep putting it off. I can only handle so much meatloaf, spaghetti, hamburgers, and tacos. But next time I'll ask the guy if there is a way to get less ground. And I'll ask him about the suet. :)

I kept envisioning the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy accidently buys a whole steer and ends up trying to sell it on the "black market" before Ricky finds out.
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