Monday, October 20, 2008

Our cows


M said...

How much does a cow cost? How much would it cost to slaughter the cow? Do they require monthly medication? The best meat I ever had was from my uncles home raised cow. I guess it also matters what they are feed.

Brian G. said...

A cow goes at auction for close to a dollar a lb live weight. I don't have an estimate for butchering cost yet, but I think it is around 0.6 dollars a lb. I will worm them in the spring, but other than that they don't require meds unless they get sick. Ours are grass fed with some supplementary grain - popcorn from my work.