How Much Does it Cost to Butcher a Cow?

Whether you own a vast farm with cattle or you have purchased a cow and needs to be butchered, there is a tremendous amount of meat that can be obtained from one cow.  However, retrieving this meat is not going to come cheap if you were to hire a local butcher.

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How much does it cost to butcher a cow?

What is going to be included?

What are the extra costs?

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Average Reported Cost: $925

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. half cow (los angeles,  California) paid $900 and said:

    half the cow with wrapping and everything, 900

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. George Shreves (Long Grove,  Iowa) paid $950 and said:

    I guess it depends on how much meat you get back. I got 275 pounds of meat. It was more than I was led to believe.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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