Freezer beast - What's it worth?

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11 years 2 months ago #27046 by Organix
We've had the offer of a 2 year old Murray Grey (cross?) steer from a relative :D :p
I've yet to check it out but assured he is generously sized so expecting 250+kg carcase. What's a fair 'on the hoof' price ?

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11 years 2 months ago #373834 by Kiwi303
$2 a Kg and a couple crates of beer should do it, so $500 and booze.

Otherwise just check with the stock agents for works Cents/Kg rates and make a deal with the mate to pay works rates on what the butcher quotes you for processed weight once you get him done and the bill comes in.

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11 years 2 months ago #373836 by Ziggy
Think the works is paying about $3.90 kg carcass at the mo. We just got $1200 for a 2.5 yr old highland x steer a couple of weeks back.

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11 years 2 months ago #373852 by Xartep

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11 years 2 months ago #373864 by LongRidge
Kiwi's way is fairest, but if you want to be even fairer ... to you .... take out works fees and transport from what you pay for it.

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11 years 2 months ago #373886 by Sue
We got over $4.60/kg for our 18 mth MG heifers and averaged $1170 nett at the works in March, they went 250kgs and 274kgs carcase wt.
LR, the works pay the transport charges, and this is after deductions and gst too, otherwise it was $1345 each gross

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11 years 2 months ago #373893 by BlueSkyBee
about $1200 based on what we just paid.


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11 years 2 months ago #373914 by LongRidge
Down here only sometimes does the works pay transport and killing costs, and unless there is a beef works in Taranaki, then a steer up there might have to pay these too. Something to check.
Also, if 1/2 is Jersey there is a possibility that the fat might be yellow, so the carcase might get downgraded at the works.

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11 years 2 months ago #373935 by skyline_glenn
When you talk of carcase weight, is that minus the head, hooves, guts and skin or just the guts and skin? Cheers

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11 years 2 months ago #373937 by Sue
Glenn, carcase weight is usually as it hangs on the rail, yes minus head, guts, skin, and legs.
Actually probably the same as a Home kill butcher takes away (usually cut into 4 quarters) as it would be hanging on a rail in the works!

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11 years 2 months ago #373940 by Organix

skyline_glenn;366314 wrote: When you talk of carcase weight, is that minus the head, hooves, guts and skin or just the guts and skin? Cheers

Carcass (my spelling bad [;)]) weight is what you would expect to see hanging in the chiller.

Edit: Actually both spellings are acceptable. I've learnt something [;)]

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11 years 2 months ago #373964 by skyline_glenn
I thought so. We have just picked up 2 from the homekill, a 1.5yo dairy/beefx which was 214kg and a 3yo pure Angus which was 342kg. I am thinking we should have sent the big one to the works as it would have been worth over $1400. Never mind, we now have a freezer full of home grown 'Angus pure'.

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11 years 2 months ago #373986 by Sue
Probably nearer $1600 Glenn!

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11 years 2 months ago #373990 by skyline_glenn
Damn, imagine how much beef you could buy for that. Never mind, it tastes way better than supermarket meat. I have 2 of the other smaller ones to go, probably not worth carrying over winter so will send them in the next week and they should pay for the next 4 Angus from the neighbour.

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11 years 2 months ago #373995 by Xartep

skyline_glenn;366378 wrote: Damn, imagine how much beef you could buy for that. Never mind, it tastes way better than supermarket meat. I have 2 of the other smaller ones to go, probably not worth carrying over winter so will send them in the next week and they should pay for the next 4 Angus from the neighbour.

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Reminder to self ring farmer about buying some more Angus weaners, the last lot are delish :D

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