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hoyahoyasaxa

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Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:46:11 PM »
I live in Queens with my wife and 1/2 a cow is going to be too much for us, but the price jumps from $4.50 per pound for half a cow to $7.99 a pound for a quarter cow at the place we're buying from.  Would anyone be interested in splitting 1/2 a cow with us?  You'll get 75 pounds of meat at $4.50 per pound which comes to $337.50 depending on final poundage.  You'll also need about 3.5 cubic feet of freezer space.  You'll get a ton of high quality meat for a really Mustachian price!

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 10:10:16 PM »
That is so damned tempting.  We're in Astoria.  Can you link me to the details?  Cuts of meat we'd get, quality of animal treatment, etc?  The storage might be tough too...that is a TON of beef for us but give me more info if you can?

hoyahoyasaxa

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 02:41:12 PM »
We're right below you in Woodside/Sunnyside.  We're planning on getting it from Arcadian Pastures.  This is the breakdown for the half:

1/2 BEEF BREAKDOWN


Hanging weight:  249lb

-   Chuck or stew or ground   8.73lb   6%
-   Brisket or stew or ground   8.6lb   6%
-   Shank or stew   7.4lb   5%
- Stew   32lb   21%
- Rib eye   11.93lb   8%
-   Short ribs   15lb   10%
- Ground   23lb   15%
- NY strip   7.25lb   5%
- Tenderloin   3.09lb   2%
- Flank/skirt   4.11lb   3%
- Sirloin bone-less   5.00lb   3%
- Sirloin tip   7.23lb   5%
- Bottom round   4.86lb   3%
- Eye round   3.05lb   3%
- London broil   7.67lb   5%

Dress weight: 148.92lb yields is 60%


•   Price of beef:-process into individual cuts is $4.50/lb hanging weight.
                        -purchased whole(4pieces) $4.00/lb hanging weight
                        -for restaurant, process into primal is $4.25/lb hanging       
                         weight
•   Will need approx. 7 cubic ft of freezer space’

**All Weights Are Approximate and Will Ultimately Be Determined By Actual Animal Size and Yield**

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 03:24:54 PM »
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ioseftavi

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 05:59:53 PM »
But this is a lot of Queens people! Is anyone else thinking meetup?
Yup!! Check the meetup subforum. I started a thread there recently.

hoyahoyasaxa

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 09:25:26 AM »
I'm in Flushing, and I would potentially be. When would the cow be arriving? Thanks to a bulk sausage order from my hometown and a FreshDirect screwup that resulted in six (SIX!) briskets, our freezer is kind of packed at the moment.

But this is a lot of Queens people! Is anyone else thinking meetup?

The shares are available now according to them.  I would imagine it might take a week or two to get delivery.

ioseftavi

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 10:22:03 AM »
We are out at present as well. Let me know next time but after a recent costco run, we dont have enough space. Would definitely be interested in the future though!

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 12:24:24 PM »
I live in Queens too! We should totally do a meetup, there are lots of fantastic bulk food options that we could take advantage of if we all went in on it together!

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Re: Any NYCers interested in splitting a cow share?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »
I live in Queens too! We should totally do a meetup, there are lots of fantastic bulk food options that we could take advantage of if we all went in on it together!

Check the meetup subforum, people!  We've started one in there.