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Old 01-01-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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Anybody know any good places to buy half a cow, how much it costs, and when you would be able to get it (is it a place that kills cows a lot so you can just walk right in and buy it, or do you have to tell them you want it then wait until it's time to slaughter it)?

Somebody was just telling me about doing this, so I don't know much about it. Do you know how long half a cow would last?
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Not sure if they would have anything available at this time of year, but here's a link to a farm in Syrmna that sells native beef.

Lilley Farms Natural Holstein Beef from Maine

To my taste buds there is a difference between Western beef which you get in most grocery stores and native beef. I prefer western beef myself. The price I saw on lilley farms web site was $2.40 per pound hung weight. I would imagine that would equate to over $4 per pound if you calculate the actual weight of meat that you get once it's cut and wrapped. Consider that it would be hamburg, all sorts of roasts as well as steak, it's not really a cheap source of meat, just an option for native beef that wasn't fed a bunch of hormones.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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Thanks, I've never even heard of that place before.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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In 1910 you could buy a cow with a $20 gold piece. Today you can buy a cow with that very same $20 gold piece. A $20 bill won't get you very far down the meat counter so what has changed? The value of our currency has been debased.

All that said, my next door neighbor up the road raises beef. All his beef is half Holstein and half Black Angus. Send me a PM and I'll put you in contact with him.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Cashtown, PA
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Welp NMLM,

Be more than happy to buy Maine land at 1910 prices! Let me know if you run across someone willing to do that...

The value of our currency changes from decade to decade. You can't buy much with a penny now but 3 or 400 years ago, you could.

If we had set salaries, set prices for things, set prices for land etc then we could have a standardized economy but methinks we would have folks hollering about the country turning communistic.

The American way is trying to sell for the most amount of money and trying to get for the least amount of money...and don't think that will be changing anytime soon.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I did a year selling produce at the Farmers Market in Orono.

There I met:
Cornerstone Farm
74 Dogtown Rd., Palmyra ME 04965, ph. 487-5945
pastured pork

Grassland Farm
41 Grassland Lane, Skowhegan, ME 04976, ph. 474-6864
organic grass-fed beef

Meadowsweet Farm
105 Stevens Rd., Swanville, ME 04915, ph. 338-1265
organic grass-fed beef and sheep

Smith Farm
105 Troy Center Road, Troy 04987, ph. 948-7258,
organic grass-fed beef

Smith's Smokehouse
PO Box 817, Monroe ME 04951, ph. 525-7735
organic smoked beef

Tangled Oak Farm
1187 Back Brooks Road, Monroe 04951, ph. 525-3018
organic beef, pork

Vine and Branch Farm
2123 Union St. Bangor ME 04401, ph. 945-6651
organic beef and pork

Each of these folks can hook you up.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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medievelbooks, You have come to the right place.

"Be more than happy to buy Maine land at 1910 prices! Let me know if you run across someone willing to do that..."

You can buy land in Maine any day of the week at 1910 prices. Just pay in the same gold coins you could have bought it at in 1910 and you've got a deal. You see, gold is worth about $1,100 an ounce today. How much would you like to buy?
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Cashtown, PA
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Welp, don't have any gold coins..but do have rare books! And rare books are worth their weight in gold!

Dad had a stash of gold coins buried in his house somewhere...probably should remind Mom about em. Dad has since died but I know they are still there probably where he last set em down.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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Hum mm...must be doing something wrong. We are still selling our milk for the exact same prices we sold them for in the 1970's...

I wonder how many people today would work 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for 4 years and never have a raise?

There is a lot of work in a gallon of milk and a lot of work in a half a side of beef too. $2.40 a pound hung weight for local beef is cheap in the big scheme of things, keeping open space open, keeping Maine what it is and like it is, and all that goes with local farms. Yep $2.40 for local beef is priceless.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I agree with that, Brokentap. My neighbor pastures his beef on my land. The steers keep my brush trimmed and grass mowed. I provide shade for the steers. They like it.
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