This is the Carnivore Co-op Group.
Join this group if you'd like to participate in this healthy, cost-effective food-buying effort of a variety of meats.
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2013
Standard Beef Info:
Different farmers raise different types of cows. The beef cows they raise can be:
Most farmers we use raise their cows free roam, pasture-raised. Many farmers finish their cows with self-grown corn and hay. We try to first use those who don't finish their cows with grains at all, but are strictly grass-fed.
NONE of our farmers use steroids, growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics. We use only the most naturally- and locally-raised beef we can find.
Cost of an order will vary based on the farmer used, the butcher used, the weight of the animal, market rate variance, the kill fee and the number of people included in the order. You will be charged for the exact amount of the order, plus a reasonable handling fee.
Price per pound is based on hanging weight. Actual weight will differ and vary.
Each unit will contain an equal number of cuts, aproximately 3-5. Each cut will be of comparable weight: (5# hamburger, 3-5# roasts/ribs/stew meat, 4 steaks, etc.). Dog/soup bones will be a free bonus on a first-come, first-served basis. Each unit will contain as wide a variety of cuts as we can manage. If there are unequal cuts left over after the rest is divided equally, they will be added to units to claim on a first come-first serve basis.
There is an undetermined amount of time to pre-order your unit. We will not order the cow until every unit is spoken for. Once our units are claimed and the cow is ordered, it is usually about a 3-week process before your orders are ready to distribute. We will notify you by email as to how much the order came out to and when payment is due.
Previous orders have come to anwhere between $80 and $115 per unit. Each unit has included anwhere from 18 - 30 lbs., depending on the size of the cow. Cost usually averages roughly $4.50 - $4.75 per lb., actual weight.
I had a special request from one of our chicken farmers. First, he will be including the chicken giblets in a bag inside the cavity of the chickens from now on for our convenience. He also needs some…Continue