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l r harner
04-07-2012, 05:33 PM
while i dont think i want to have primal cuts what are some of the good ways to have it broke down

Eamon Burke
04-07-2012, 08:52 PM
Depends on what you like, but just remember that longhorn is a lean, mean cow. The brisket on the longhorns we raised was leaner than grocery store chicken breast. Don't expect marbling of the highest order, and pick cuts you like accordingly.

l r harner
04-08-2012, 12:24 AM
we are gettign it cause it lean and i plan on bacon wraping some cuts adn using the snoker on others

tgraypots
04-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Butch, I bought 1/4 of a black angus last fall along with friends who bought the rest of the cow. It was pasture raised by friends and butchered by a local slaughter/packing house. I called the packing house and asked their advice, then had my share cut into steaks, roasts, stew beef and some ground for spaghetti sauce, chili, etc.

l r harner
04-08-2012, 12:49 PM
yep the plan is for a mixed batc of cuts but i didnt know if maybe i should get the strip loin whole (i have cut steaks from whole loins )

tgraypots
04-08-2012, 01:05 PM
As much as I like to cut stuff up, that meat had to be piled into the freezer as soon as I got home with it, mine plus my sister's 1/4. I just had them do it all to my specs to make my life a little easier. BTW, there are folks here raising longhorns, American bison and Watusi also.

UCChemE05
04-09-2012, 12:39 PM
...had my share cut into steaks, roasts, stew beef and some ground for spaghetti sauce, chili, etc.

This is what my wife and I do. Works great for us. never needed to specify any more at the local butcher shop. We get about half our ground beef in "bulk" and half preformed into patties.

sw2geeks
04-11-2012, 10:47 PM
If you want to cook the whole thing at once, here is a recipe (http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/food/how-roast-whole-steer)

Eamon Burke
04-11-2012, 10:56 PM
wow. That is impressive.