Hi, folks. I was just wondering if any of you have any experience shipping your frozen meats, and what method/carrier you used? I will be getting some pigs done at the butcher in a few weeks, and some friends on the east coast (I'm in the midwest) want to buy a side from me. It's federally inspected, so got that end covered. I spoke to the butcher, and they said they only feel comfortable shipping next day air, which she said is around $75 for a 15 lb. pkg. or so. So that seems like it's gonna be ridiculous for a whole side. Since it's January, I was wondering if I could do something like pack their meat up in a styrofoam cooler (inside a cardboad box, I've seen vaccines, etc., shipped that way) and put some dry ice in there. Then use a ground carrier like UPS and use 2-3 days service? That seems like it should be no problem with the meat spoiling or even beginning to thaw, but might be much more reasonable. Any thoughts or ideas??