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- Thread starter Dave
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Last week's steer = $0.73 a pound complete, kill, cut, grind, wrap ect.Where this one is going it will be 100% burger. Last year the processor charged $100 for the kill, $0.79 a pound to cut and wrap, and there was a $20 disposal fee.

Here all the butchers charge xx cents lb for grinding hamburger, so total pounds of hamburger is listed on the itemized receipt.

They should.I forgot to add what the cow hung up at. She was 704 pounds hanging. I hope they have a scale where I can weigh the burger. Be interesting to see what it works out to.

Last week I sold a stout Hereford cow - she was processed into all hamburger.

Estimated live weight at 1700-1725 lbs and body condition score 7

970 lb hanging weight

482 lbs of take home hamburger (49.7% of hanging weight)

p.s.

processing $930 for 382 lbs in 1 lb tubes and 100 lbs of 1/3 lb patties

930 divided 482 lbs = 1.93 lb take home cost for processing + $1600 cow

butcher charged $1 lb extra to make the 100 lbs of patties

830 divided by 482 = $1.73 per lb in tubes $2.73 lb as patties

sold the cow for $1,600 = 1.65 lb hanging weight

1700 lb cow x 94 cents lb lw = 1600

1600 divided by 482 lbs = 3.32 lb take home + processing

Bottom line:

At only 1.65 lb h.w. it still isn't cheap to grind it all into hamburger

$5.05 lb hamburger in tubes and $6.05 lb as patties

Estimated live weight at 1700-1725 lbs and body condition score 7

970 lb hanging weight

482 lbs of take home hamburger (49.7% of hanging weight)

p.s.

processing $930 for 382 lbs in 1 lb tubes and 100 lbs of 1/3 lb patties

930 divided 482 lbs = 1.93 lb take home cost for processing + $1600 cow

butcher charged $1 lb extra to make the 100 lbs of patties

830 divided by 482 = $1.73 per lb in tubes $2.73 lb as patties

sold the cow for $1,600 = 1.65 lb hanging weight

1700 lb cow x 94 cents lb lw = 1600

1600 divided by 482 lbs = 3.32 lb take home + processing

Bottom line:

At only 1.65 lb h.w. it still isn't cheap to grind it all into hamburger

$5.05 lb hamburger in tubes and $6.05 lb as patties

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I’m fixing to have to do the same got about 50 pounds of burger left 2 packs of steak as and 1 roast