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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by southerngurl, Nov 12, 2004.
What is a good price per pound, live weight for oganic beef (it's a steer)?
We sell our certified "natural" beef for $1.00 # live weight(no customer has ever complained about the price). Natural meaning no hormones/ no antibiotics/restrictions on feed also. If what you are meaning by organic is; mama cow was organic/calf raised on organic pasture/feed plus no hormones/antibiotics? I personally would charge more than market price for a beef that was hand raised/organically/natural because this product is far superior than what one could get in the grocery store. It is just/plain worth more. Marilyn, the farmer's wife........
Hey, do you ever ship the meat?
I don't sell live, but I set my retail price to hit more or less $1/pound live weight. Mine is also natural, but not certified.
I'd say organic ought to be at least .50/pound more, but I don't know.
Do we ever ship the meat? No, we haven't but I have looked into it and if someone was "willing" to pay the price, it surely can be done. For a quarter of beef that cost $325 the cost UPS to send from CO to NY was going to be $300...so we didn't do it. Marilyn, the farmer's wife........
There are people out there who are willing to pay shipping. If you can do it, try it. I can't due to no availability of dry ice or a Fed Ex depot. I know a couple people who's entire business is built on shipping meat through internet sales. I get inquiries all the time from folks wanting meat shipped and I refer them on to those that do.
localharvest.org is full of farmers who ship. Email some of them and see what advice they can give.
Thanks, Jena, I will look into it. Marilyn, the farmer's wife......