Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jmoney, Jan 6, 2012.
Looking for recommendations on a quarter or half cow for spring purchase. Thanks!
I recommend an 18 month old Hereford (the brown & white one) steer .
He has been grass feed (with some grain to get him through the winter) and will be quartered later this spring.
'Spring' is a natural event, and can not be tied to a specific date. The beef (IMO) is best when the animal has fed on rich spring grass.
Let me know if you are interested.
i would vote against strictly grass fed beef per my last steer. the last one i had here was all grass with a fair amount of alfalfa but no grain, the meat isnt bad but is not as good as previous steers that i had raised. a little chewy and not as flavorful as the others. i wont raise another steer without feeding grain, my:twocents:
You guys are making me hungry!!!
hereford, slaughtered at twenty months
Was he slaughtered after being on spring grass?
The alfalfa makes me think/guess you slaughtered him after winter/fall.
I've only raised/slaughtered 7 cows (Thing2 will be #7), so I am no expert. Those which were finished on/with grain were...not my favorite. Also, the more corn in the c.o.b. the more yellow the fat. Can't say I am a big fan of yellow fat on my beef.
Also, the breed makes a (bit of) difference. Hereford and Angus are popular now, and meaty! As you may have deduced from the photo above, we are going to try the elite Angus-Holstein cross towards next fall. If I find a good deal on a. Young Belted Galoway steer, I may purchase one of those.
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