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where to buy grass-fed meat in bulk?

Answered on March 11, 2014
Created March 10, 2014 at 6:15 AM

I want buy grass fed meat but as of right now it's too expensive.. Does anyone know of a place where I can buy in bulk so it will be close to normal prices that I'm used to. Especially somewhere close to Texas.. Thanks..

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on March 11, 2014
at 03:17 AM

Thanks and yeah it does sound too good to be true.. I think im going to look somewhere else..

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:46 AM

That price is super low and suspect because of that. That is less than $2 a pound for Grass Fed beef. Sounds like you should get that clarified. Also be aware that scamming goes on by many people within every industry and transaction, get references. Could also be that someone legit has old beef in freezer past best sale date and needs to move it.

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:43 AM

USDA certification is not required of farm direct transactions with end user. You buy the cow or portion of it from the farm and then contract with the butcher to process. It is a technical skirting of the USDA inspection process but legal.

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:35 AM

Best way to check on quality is to go visit the farm or call and ask them questions. Legally grass fed means fresh pasture grass or dry grasses, not grains. Note that legally they have to go through a USDA certified butcher at a certain point, so make sure you are talking to the farmer because the butcher might not know. It seems like an awesome deal if it's 145 of meat, but it is probably 145 with meat, bones,…etc. it will end up being probably around 4-5 bucks a pound.

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on March 11, 2014
at 01:41 AM

no, hanging weight is just the carcass, bone fat and muscle. no skin. $4/lb for the carcass is high here, although near the city you may get there. If you are willing to drive 3 hrs, you can get $3/lb, butchering included, or $2.75/lb plus butchering fees. All this for South East Michigan.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on March 11, 2014
at 12:27 AM

did you, or did you not, call some of the numbers listed on eatwild.com? That's the discounts. eliminating the middle man, getting a whole half, or similar amounts.

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on March 11, 2014
at 12:15 AM

550 pounds. We originally were going to buy 1/2 a cow because it's like with a 1/4, which quarter do you get? I'm so glad we bought the 1/4 because of space. We have a standing freezer and it took up nearly the entire thing! Plus, you want to have the occasional piece of chicken or fish. We are a family of four (kids are five and seven) but the kids eat very little meat. We've barely made a dent in our supply since October despite eating it several times per week.

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on March 10, 2014
at 09:16 PM

There are some cuts available now as well, depending on what you are looking for. You can contact at the number on the pricelist to get the details.

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on March 10, 2014
at 01:31 PM

Hanging weight?

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F6ba97e586288e40b763ea0a2e54922b

on March 11, 2014
at 03:53 AM

Ok heres another question.. If I buy 1/4 a cow what will be the cheapest price I can find per pound? Or what is the normal price per pound if you buy this much?

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:41 AM

check that eatwild website...I did, and found 4 farms within 15-20 miles of me in se mass/ri, and I'm not even looking....

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:39 AM

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on March 11, 2014
at 02:21 AM

I found someone who sell me A quarter calf weighs around 145# of delivered weight.. $250.00 would cover home delivery.. Is this a good deal? And how can I check or make sure its free range grass fed meat?

F6ba97e586288e40b763ea0a2e54922b

on March 11, 2014
at 03:17 AM

Thanks and yeah it does sound too good to be true.. I think im going to look somewhere else..

Medium avatar

(238)

on March 11, 2014
at 02:46 AM

That price is super low and suspect because of that. That is less than $2 a pound for Grass Fed beef. Sounds like you should get that clarified. Also be aware that scamming goes on by many people within every industry and transaction, get references. Could also be that someone legit has old beef in freezer past best sale date and needs to move it.

07d8ff43993e6739451e58ae7459cfe2

(154)

on March 11, 2014
at 02:35 AM

Best way to check on quality is to go visit the farm or call and ask them questions. Legally grass fed means fresh pasture grass or dry grasses, not grains. Note that legally they have to go through a USDA certified butcher at a certain point, so make sure you are talking to the farmer because the butcher might not know. It seems like an awesome deal if it's 145 of meat, but it is probably 145 with meat, bones,…etc. it will end up being probably around 4-5 bucks a pound.

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F6ba97e586288e40b763ea0a2e54922b

on March 11, 2014
at 01:54 AM

Awesome thank you..

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on March 11, 2014
at 12:36 AM

I was going to suggest craigslist if your local butchers don't have connections, and I thought just for verification I'd look on Dallas craigslist. I found a link to what I think you're looking for: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/4303931667.html

I bought a quarter cow then a half lamb this way and I've been really happy with buying this way. Note that hanging weight/live weight means bones, skin, and all so once it's all butchered up the price per pound changes. It's unlikely you'll find anything less than $4 a pound.

They will sell you organ meat, suet, bones for less and they might even throw 'em in free since not that many people want them.

Hope this helps!

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

(1822)

on March 11, 2014
at 01:41 AM

no, hanging weight is just the carcass, bone fat and muscle. no skin. $4/lb for the carcass is high here, although near the city you may get there. If you are willing to drive 3 hrs, you can get $3/lb, butchering included, or $2.75/lb plus butchering fees. All this for South East Michigan.

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F6ba97e586288e40b763ea0a2e54922b

on March 10, 2014
at 11:16 PM

thanks but I wanted to buy some next month.. I did a google search for farms in Texas but still no luck.. Can anyone please provide links to farmers who already said yes to giving discounts if u buy in bulk? Especially if prices are normal prices compaired to prices u see at Kroger per pound..

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

(1822)

on March 11, 2014
at 12:27 AM

did you, or did you not, call some of the numbers listed on eatwild.com? That's the discounts. eliminating the middle man, getting a whole half, or similar amounts.

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Ab717725b66165fe656a49eec2481d36

on March 10, 2014
at 09:10 PM

if you are close to San Antonio or Austin, I have cattle and we will be processing some in June. If you are interested, I've attached a price list.2014 price list.pdf

Ab717725b66165fe656a49eec2481d36

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on March 10, 2014
at 09:16 PM

There are some cuts available now as well, depending on what you are looking for. You can contact at the number on the pricelist to get the details.

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on March 10, 2014
at 01:31 PM

http://eatwild.com/

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on March 10, 2014
at 12:28 PM

Local farmer is the way to go. Though it's a specialty nowadays, and the price is not low.

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8fc1d7a8dc2318f960450a0de632bfe6

on March 10, 2014
at 12:09 PM

Costco sells some online. Otherwise I'd look for local farmers. Google "grass fed beef"+ (your city). I got mine from a local farmer in October. I did 1/4 of a cow and so far I'm loving it. $3.25 a pound!

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on March 10, 2014
at 01:31 PM

Hanging weight?

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