Archive for May, 2011

2011 Beef Draft

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

We had our annual beef draft today, in which members of our beef share cooperative chose their ideal portions of local, pasture-raised, grass-fed beef in a sports-style draft.  This format allows everyone a chance to get cuts of beef that match their cooking style.  I was too busy to take any pictures, but my father was there and took plenty of shots–so if you’re interested in photos, I’ve included a link at the end of this post.

2011 beef draft by the numbers:

  • 2: steers’ worth of beef distributed
  • 1526: combined hanging weight of the steers
  • 895: weight of beef distributed
  • 59: percent yield from hanging weight
  • 30: families participating
  • 53: total shares distributed
  • 12: lowest weight per share
  • 20: highest weight per share
  • 17: average weight per share
  • 487: cost in cents per pound of beef


Link to photographs from the event