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>From: Bill or Cathy Emmons <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: cost estimates
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>In regards to John's question about cost estimates for freezer beef, here
>are some figures:
>We use Sharon Beef for custom slaughter and cut and wrap. They charge a $35
>kill fee and then .35/lb. to cut and wrap. Our carcass weights usually run
>between 715 and 800 lbs. We sell sides to the consumer for $1.85 per
>lb.based on hanging weight
>and that includes cutting and wrapping.
>In looking at a brochure for another producer's grass-finished beef, he
>charges $2.65/lb. based on boxed weight (which includes cutting and
>wrapping). He uses Sharon Beef
>as well. His carcasses average 500 - 550 lbs.
>Hope this helps.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: John Winder <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 3:44 PM
>Subject: cost estimates
> > 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
> > side or whole carcass basis).
> > 3) average slaughter weight
> > Thanks,
> > John