We went up the road a mile to pick up the meat from the steer we had butchered. Processing cost was $224, which seemed like a lot to Cliff because when he worked at a butcher shop in the '70's, it would have been about $60. "Yeah, but gasoline was fifty cents a gallon then, " I told him.
It was, barely; and our Mercury Grand Marquis has a big trunk.
Sir Loin started like this, and my readers helped name him;
he grew as big as his mom...
And ended up like this. All in the space of one year.
Despite what Cliff considers the high cost of having him butchered, I say that's pretty cheap beef, considering Sir Loin was raised on free stuff: his mom's milk and the abundant grass on our place.