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Hi...My daughter lives in Boise Idaho I want to ship her a 1/2 of holstein beef.Frozen.Can anyone or has anyone ever done this? .Can someone give me imput on this matter.I live in Western Kansas, .The closet airport is 300 miles. I could put on local plane to there but,without paying a lot to shuttle it there.What kind of container and how much Dry ice will I need.Short of 10-15 coolers full.She wants some good meat besides store bought.There is nothing like a grass-grain fed Holstein.I know around the holidays isn't a good time to ship...But think it will be Mid November when it comes time.The Holsteins are at 1900 lbs now and I plan on full feed grain for 2 month before the big day.I want to get them with a little fat on their bones first.So ...I will be shipping around 7-800 lbs at once.ANy ideas? Shipping? packing? cost? Thanks .......
 

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Holy Cow! I haven't the foggiest idea, but I'd imagine that you could call a local producer/butcher in Boise and order two WHOLE grass-fed Holsteins delivered to their door for the price of shipping a half.
 

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Would you mind going down further to the Rabbit area and ask there. There are people that ship frozen meat all the time...maybe they can give you some idea.
 

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First of all...half a holstein beef won't weigh 700-800 pounds. You'll lose 60% between killing and haning and another 30% between hanging and cutting.

There are insulated boxes you can ship in. Look up "insulated shipping boxes".

Fed-ex and UPS will both ship meat and dry ice. The requirements get more stringent if you go over 5 pounds.

Why don't you just meet in the middle and deliver it? It would be a day trip for each of you.

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First of all...half a holstein beef won't weigh 700-800 pounds. You'll lose 60% between killing and haning and another 30% between hanging and cutting.

There are insulated boxes you can ship in. Look up "insulated shipping boxes".

Fed-ex and UPS will both ship meat and dry ice. The requirements get more stringent if you go over 5 pounds.

Why don't you just meet in the middle and deliver it? It would be a day trip for each of you.

Jena
You are saying that a 2200 lbs animal will weigh out at 880lbs hanging.and lose another30% cuting it up will equal 616 lbs lbs of meat?I think you MIGHT be close but I just had a 1,000 lb cow butchered and it went all to burger.I had 458 lbs.Plus back strap and liver and heart.Or am I missing something here?
 

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You are saying that a 2200 lbs animal will weigh out at 880lbs hanging.and lose another30% cuting it up will equal 616 lbs lbs of meat?I think you MIGHT be close but I just had a 1,000 lb cow butchered and it went all to burger.I had 458 lbs.Plus back strap and liver and heart.Or am I missing something here?
Your cow is about right....1000 x .60= 600 pounds hanging, minus .25% cutting loss = 450 pounds. Cutting losses can vary from 25-30%, sometimes as high as 35%. Cows are generally leaner than a slaughter animal and will result in more meat (in ground form) than a steer cut into retail cuts.

All those percents are rules of thumb and each animal will be different. Holsteins do not yield as well as a beef breed (that's why they bring less in the market). They have more bones vs. meat.

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In my previous post the "over 5 pounds" refers to the amount of dry ice.

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idontno said:
Hi...My daughter lives in Boise Idaho I want to ship her a 1/2 of holstein beef.Frozen.Can anyone or has anyone ever done this? .Can someone give me imput on this matter.I live in Western Kansas, .The closet airport is 300 miles. I could put on local plane to there but,without paying a lot to shuttle it there.What kind of container and how much Dry ice will I need.Short of 10-15 coolers full.She wants some good meat besides store bought.There is nothing like a grass-grain fed Holstein.I know around the holidays isn't a good time to ship...But think it will be Mid November when it comes time.The Holsteins are at 1900 lbs now and I plan on full feed grain for 2 month before the big day.I want to get them with a little fat on their bones first.So ...I will be shipping around 7-800 lbs at once.ANy ideas? Shipping? packing? cost? Thanks .......
Hello from Iowa: If you have a van or pick-up, use a freezer and haul it to her half way, Plug it in at intervals, and she can always sell the freezer...klh
 
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