Hello. We just recently bought a small deep freeze and so are looking into a beef order. We are thinking a 1/4 cow. We have contacted a couple of great loacl farmers and inquired about grass fed beef.
We can get a 1/4 cow of organically raised grass fed (and finished) pastured beef delivered for $585. Including free bones too.
The cattle are naturally bred and the calves are naturally weaned from the mothers. They live with minimal human interference and are fed nothing other than their mothers milk and grass and hay in winter. They are harvested after a minimum of 60 days eating green grass and then aged for 21 days before packaging. It works out to be about $6.50/lb.
We can also get extra ground beef for $3.50/lb
We live in Ontario.
What do you pay for pastured grass fed and finished beef?
The same farmer has pastured chickens. These chickens also get fed some non-GMO grains on occasion. They are penned outside over-night to keep them from getting eaten by coyotes.
I am not sure the price of the chickens yet.
Also, we are a family of 4. We do not eat a lot of beef as of yet, but may eat more good beef.
Do you think a 1/4 cow is sufficient?