I have a few questions. I am trying to develop some crude budgets for the
direct sale of beef to consumers. I am trying to develop a demonstration
of the potential profit margin available when a producer sells "freezer
beef" to a consumer. I know some of you have developed this type of
market. I need a good estimate for the following.
1) cost of slaughter and processing (cutting and wrapping).
2) average price received per pound when beef is sold to customer (on a
side or whole carcass basis).
3) average slaughter weight