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Not sure if this is the right place but it's worth a try. I can't seem to find any organic bulk freezer beef in my area(Connecticut). Any one here willing to ship a 1/2 or whole ?
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Not sure if this is the right place but it's worth a try. I can't seem to find any organic bulk freezer beef in my area(Connecticut). Any one here willing to ship a 1/2 or whole ?
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Hi, too bad you are not in CO, as we have a few left about ready to butcher :)
http://www.freewebs.com/edmundsonranchgrassfedbeef/


but for Connecticut, try here:

http://www.eatwild.com/products/connecticut.html

if you haven't already seen it; great website, maybe somebody near you.

good luck! Nothing like wholesome fresh beef :)
 

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Thanks for the link. Connecticut is pretty small so I can be anywhere in 1 1/2 hours. I think a few hours of time is a small price to pay for farm fresh.
 

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What is your definition of organic? Do you have the capability to purchase a yearling, feed it out for about two months and then take it to a processor?

I suspect not many cattle producers use growth hormones in the ears on calves. Simply too much trouble to catch the calf and get it into the ear.

If they have been medicated likely it is a dewormer, perhaps a pinkeye vaccine, perhaps a blackleg vaccine and probably a multi-way vaccine. All are, essentially, harmless to humans and give in small doses to begin with.

A bottle calf may received medicated milk replacer.

Thus, are you perhaps asking for farm raised, rather than organic?

If so, start asking around, such as farm feed stores, agricultural supply outlets, your county ag agent and the vet clinic. Chances are you may be a referral to someone known for selling freezer beef.
 

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I have a 750 pound Jersey steer ready for slaughter. Goat milk raised, then calf starter, hay and grasses. I only raise four to six per year, no chemicals, .80 cents per pound live weight, $1.60 per pound hanging weight. Roughly $2.20 per pound into your freezer. Come up with a plan, I'm flexible...John
 

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I have a 750 pound Jersey steer ready for slaughter. Goat milk raised, then calf starter, hay and grasses. I only raise four to six per year, no chemicals, .80 cents per pound live weight, $1.60 per pound hanging weight. Roughly $2.20 per pound into your freezer. Come up with a plan, I'm flexible...John
That's quite reasonable. Butcher shops around here are charging 1.95 per lb hanging and it's really not very good beef.

Yours is a bargain.
 

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I have a 750 pound Jersey steer ready for slaughter. Goat milk raised, then calf starter, hay and grasses. I only raise four to six per year, no chemicals, .80 cents per pound live weight, $1.60 per pound hanging weight. Roughly $2.20 per pound into your freezer. Come up with a plan, I'm flexible...John
Wow, that is a fantastic price. One of the Connecticut farms on the eat wild site wants $6.50/pound hanging weight.
 

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I have a 750 pound Jersey steer ready for slaughter. Goat milk raised, then calf starter, hay and grasses. I only raise four to six per year, no chemicals, .80 cents per pound live weight, $1.60 per pound hanging weight. Roughly $2.20 per pound into your freezer. Come up with a plan, I'm flexible...John

Tell me when and where I can pick it up! :help:
 
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