Over the years I’ve been aware of the market price of cows, pigs, and bushels of corn or soybeans. Definitely not something I cared about in the burbs, but out here in farm country it’s one of the topics of conversations among the farmers.
The farmers are currently getting $7+ a bushel for corn, and cattle are going for $1.10/lb at the market. For the cattle that’s up twenty cents as compared to last year, which is good for the farmers and tugging on the purse strings of consumers.
Unfortunately our freezer beef customers are going to feel the rise of prices too, but they will still only be paying a fraction of the cost as compared to buying meat at the grocery store. For instance a ribeye steak would cost $7.99/lb or more at the grocery as compared to $1.10/lb from us when buying in bulk plus butchering costs, which aren’t bad at all.
So the next time you purchase that steak, roast, or whatever cut you prefer keep in mind it’s cheaper from a farmer, no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics, and better yet you know where the meat comes from that you’re feeding your family.
If you’re interested in purchasing meat in bulk from a farmer and have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.