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>Date:         Tue, 17 Oct 2000 08:54:51 -0400
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>From: Bill or Cathy Emmons <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      Re: cost estimates
>To: [log in to unmask]
>
>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.
>
>Cathy
>
>----- 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
>(on a
> > side or whole       carcass basis).
> >         3) average slaughter weight
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John