speaking of beef...

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  • fins4mefins4me Posts: 14,377 AG
    Angler719 wrote: »
    Fins,
    Let me preface, I am no stranger to good beef, all the usual joints, all I buy anymore is costco USDA Prime. Sixteen years working in kitchens, Chef etc etc. Why is the beef in Argentina so much more flavorful?

    Don't know,, I have never been to Argentina...:shrug

    I have had inported beef and I have never been able to tell any difference in the actual meat product,,like many other foods the prep has a lot to do with the flavor or lack of it.
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  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,692 AG
    Not sure if flavor is the issue most people have. its the chemicals


    same with organic produce. doesnt taste any different, its just pesticide free


    means a lot to some people
  • Angler719Angler719 CrawfordvillePosts: 531 Officer
    You will never find Argentine beef here, they do not sell to the US. They decided that what happens here would never happen there. Their thought was we sell our best beef to other Countries, depriving our citizens of the best we had to offer. So they do not sell to the US, they know we would buy it all.

    Beef in Buenos Aires is a lifestyle, a walk through Puerto Madera is a walk through beef heaven, great steaks being cooked over wood fires is impossible to resist. The choices of venue are endless!
    I have been in Argentina six times now. My understanding is the beef is raised on the Pampas (grass) period, no interuption from man on growth, health, only when it is ready for harvest.
  • paranoid.androidparanoid.android Posts: 95 Greenhorn
    I'm about to pull the trigger on a chest freezer, so I've got to ask this question ...

    From a 1,000lb cow, how many pounds of ribeyes/t-bones and NY Strips does that yield?

    About 500 lbs of meat for the freezer. How many steaks depends on how you have the butcher cut it up.
    http://www.shutersunsetfarms.com/PDFs/Amount%20of%20Freezer%20Beef%20Expected%20from%20a%20Carcass.pdf

    I'm guessing the last one I had done earlier this year was split about 30/30/40% between steaks/roast/hamburger.
    Between buying the cow, finishing it on feed for 120 days, and slaughtering/butchering, I think it worked out to somewhere around $5-6/lb.
    The cost in the store is no comparison, but you need to like red meat. I do.
  • Angler719Angler719 CrawfordvillePosts: 531 Officer
    fins4me wrote: »
    Don't know,, I have never been to Argentina...:shrug

    I have had inported beef and I have never been able to tell any difference in the actual meat product,,like many other foods the prep has a lot to do with the flavor or lack of it.

    I highly recomend going, if you dont find the beef amazing, the wine above par, you will find the women amazing!
  • FirmanjaxFirmanjax Posts: 382 Deckhand
    Have you guys heard about the guy that wants to start the cattle ranch near Ocala? He is planning on raising grass fed beef. The only problem is he wants to put down multiple wells on the ranch to water the grass and operate the slaughter operation. He's trying to get a permit to pull 13,000,000 gal. of water per day straight from the aquafer. Thats more water than the entire city of Ocala uses now. I believe thats just a bit rediculous. I dont know how that would not be devistating to the water supply down there.
  • Angler719Angler719 CrawfordvillePosts: 531 Officer
    Santiago Chile, a seafood town, which is great, but the women are equally amazing!
  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    im in on this....
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  • hooknlinehooknline Posts: 5,301 Admiral
    dieselbeef wrote: »
    im in on this....

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  • GlennGlenn Citrus County, FLPosts: 1,700 Captain
    Firmanjax wrote: »
    Have you guys heard about the guy that wants to start the cattle ranch near Ocala? He is planning on raising grass fed beef. The only problem is he wants to put down multiple wells on the ranch to water the grass and operate the slaughter operation. He's trying to get a permit to pull 13,000,000 gal. of water per day straight from the aquafer. Thats more water than the entire city of Ocala uses now. I believe thats just a bit rediculous. I dont know how that would not be devistating to the water supply down there.

    Yep turning one of the best Wildlife Management Areas into a giant pasture.......I'd rather have the deer to eat!
  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    on and on and on and on and on...just had guy over to buy some feed does butchering..gets 475 for the whole job. farm slaughter....custon cut....we pay .50/lb...for 1k steer ours i cheaper...but...personal choices i guess.

    gary
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  • s2kskibums2kskibum Posts: 229 Officer
    Sorry, but organic, grass fed beef is better for you than antibiotic-filled corn-fattened beef. I'll admit I miss the marbleing, but you get used to it. We buy a cow at a time, $6.50 a pound packaged. The organic, grass fed pork is more - $8.50 a pound. We are all exposed to so many chemicals every day maybe it doesn't matter what we eat. To each their own...
  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    if yer gitting good grass finished itll have alot of marbling and fat on it...i had some pics....ummm
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    dieselbeef wrote: »
    if yer gitting good grass finished itll have alot of marbling and fat on it...i had some pics....ummm

    What all do you raise diesel?
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  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    we have beefmasters and brafords..ive got a few angus charlois x but they really dont do as well as the beefs and the brafs do
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    dieselbeef wrote: »
    we have beefmasters and brafords..ive got a few angus charlois x but they really dont do as well as the beefs and the brafs do

    Any straight Brangus? How do you like like Brangus Hereford cross?
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  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    dont really have any exp with em..cant say...not alotta herefords in fl that i know of..not this far south anyway
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  • ResinheadResinhead Posts: 9,820 Admiral
    I'm getting half beefs for roughly $1200.00 from Alachua county. It's works out to about 350-425lbs butchered depending on cow.
  • dieselbeefdieselbeef Posts: 652 Officer
    mine are 1k alive..bout 650 on the rail..nets you about 450 or so in 2 weeks...i usually go 3$/lb but the live market is bringing 1.85 so ive been hauling em..easier on me..bout the same profit
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Here's one of my favorite Brangus cows with her calf

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    Here's one of my bulls
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  • Michael RepperMichael Repper Posts: 4,897 Officer
    Here's one of my favorite Brangus cows with her calf

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    Here's one of my bulls
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    Do you sell them or is that your personal stash? :grin
  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    This calf is now my herd sire
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    Mike, just like diesel, and most people here in Florida, I just sell weaned calves
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  • RRRRRR Posts: 8,218 Officer
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    I would eat this animal ^^
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Here he is at weaning. His mama was in the next pasture ballin her head off. He would lokk but didn't seem to mind
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  • RRRRRR Posts: 8,218 Officer
    I'd name him "medium rare"
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Bulls that have been castrated, aka steers, are preferred.

    Here's a few pics of, kids named him Spiderman, almost full grown.
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  • hooknlinehooknline Posts: 5,301 Admiral
    Brangus x herford = braford
    I like the brafords and I'm moving towards braford and gert x herford cows and breeding those to black to capitalize on the calfs.
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  • Triple Threat 33TTriple Threat 33T Posts: 18,669 Admin
    Actiually a Braford is a cross between a Brahman and a Hereford. No Angus in it.
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