Bulk meat purchases

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kerstingm, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. kerstingm

    kerstingm Smoke Blower

    Can anyone tell me of a good place to do a bulk meat purchase preferably in or around the Delaware Ohio area (if anyone is on here from the area?)

    I have purchased from those frozen meat sellers that sell out of their trucks, but I want a good reliable source of quality meat.....

    I have made some calls, but none of the local butcher shops offer anything at a decent value in my opinion...

    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated

  2. Try a slaughter house. You didn't say how much you were looking for.

    Happy smoken.

  3. kerstingm

    kerstingm Smoke Blower

    With never doing this not sure what is out there? I know my dad used to split a 1/2 cow growing up and we ALWAYS had beef, I'm looking for a verity of beef, pork, chicken..

    I was talking to this vendor of Naturally farmed foods inc and come to find out they want to finance six month orders at a time and you need good credit to purchase from.... I was like WHAT?????? I am not financing my meat purchase..... 

    I do live in country, so think it's time to hit up some of the local farmers??????? 
  4. I don't see a reason to finance meat. Their is often meat on craigslist. Sometimes half / quarter or whole. Then you can have it cut and wrapped however you want. The same goes for beef and pig.

    Happy smoken.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not remotely close to your area, but where I live we have several farms that sell bulk meat. The smallest orders most of them do is what they call a box. You don't get to pick what comes in the box. It has an assortment of ground, roasts, steaks (if beef or buffalo) chops if pork. Smallest box is 25#, largest is 50#. Then you get into the quarters, halves, wholes. There are a few places here that sell like a butcher too, but its spendy that way. For our family (4) a quarter of a cow makes it about a year.

    I just purchased a 1/4 of a pig from a buddy. I don't remember what the hanging weight was. Cut and wrapped per my specifications totaled  $175.00. I need to go pick it up too see how much is there. I didn't have any sausage or bacon made. Just ground pork and non-cured belly, 1" chops should be a roast or two in there too.
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , Kerstingm [​IMG]  . My response is purely JMHO [​IMG].

    Do you have a Budget? A MKT. Box deal is the way for me . We sometimes go in with the In - Laws for a half each (cheaper if you can) and whole pigs from a friend (@MKT.price ) and get it for under$200. Well, used to . That was 10 yrs. ago [​IMG]

    A nice drive about is relaxing and productive in the same . . .[​IMG]   Very few times do , Trish and I , not find something we are looking for , if we're with the "Kids" , we see more ( more stops too!  [​IMG]  ,and fun . . .[​IMG]).

    Always see Farmers selling steers or Locker Meat . . . some may be "Dairy "  stock , but  low and slow will fix that , and grinding to Burger [​IMG]
  7. find a local butcher or better yet find the guy that does a farm kill, pricing is usually better but may be FYI may be hanging weight as above, just my input.

  8. daks

    daks Newbie

    When we go to the local wholesalers we normally pick up bulk meat.  They get a little irked when you start cracking cases but ya gotta know what you are paying for.  For instance, we are paying $3.50lb for certified angus FULL brisket.  I can't beat that price anywhere.  So I would find out where the restaurants are going to get their meats at wholesale and try those places. 

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