Master's Ranch Update

Master's Ranch Update

The Master's Ranch Update
12 January 2006
"Purge out therefore the old leaven, . . . the leaven of malice and wickedness,"  and we should feast instead, on "the unleaved bread of sincerity and truth." (I Corinthian 5:7-8).  If we would make --and keep--such New Year's resolutions as these, this month, would indeed, become the 'beginning of months' (Exodus 12:2) to us.  Institute of Creation Research, Santa, California www.icr.org

The Wall Street Journal reports that restaurants are having to pay $4 per pound more for dry-aged beef than what they had previously been paying!  Interestingly, even if you were to purchase an entire carcass from The Master's Ranch and paid full retail price for it, the average price for 420 lbs of beef is $4.47 per pound.  Mercy!  maybe i'm not charging enough!  Just kidding.  Kidding aside, there is a reason for dry-aged beef being more expensive.  Dry aging incurs a considerable loss of moisture, so you are not paying for water!  This also intensifies the flavour of the beef. 
Fortunately, ordering, in advance, a whole carcass allows considerable savings and the cost is about $3.57/lb USDA inspected or $3.35/lb non-USDA inspected. This price includes basic custom processing, however, special packaging, or processing would be an additional charge.  (Special charges might be for vacuum packaging, deboning, burger patties etc)
I'm considering offering ground beef from an older cow.  Beef from an older animal is even more flavourful but still quite lean.  The ground beef is fabulous for stews, soups, casseroles, etc.  I don't care for it on the grill as sometimes it can be a bit chewier texture.  Another helpful aspect is that i can offer it at a lower cost per pound (about $2.50/lb).  Your input and opinions would be greatly appreciated here, there is not much financial advantage for me to offer it through The Master's Ranch over just selling the animals, but if there is sufficient demand, i'm glad to provide it.
The whole lambs are really starting to sell -- order early!
Each new order of beef of $100 or more will include The Maker's Diet by Dr Jordan Ruben. (whilst supplies last).  This is one of the best common sense diet/health books on the market, in my opinion. He does promote his own product, but never minding that he provides solid common sense and scientific research to support healthful food choices.
A mailer and order form is being prepared to send out; if you haven't ordered from me before or i don't have your mailing address and would like to receive a flyer, please e-mail me with your postal address.
On my web site there is a section of Frequently Asked Questions.  Click on 'About Us' and then click the link to FAQ section and links to scientific data.
Check out our web site for new recipes, past updates, and articles written for our local newspaper.
In Christ,
tauna
okay, more word play!
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat minor. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

Also for sale:
Eggs:  from pastured hens, $2.00 dozen for large.
Oil lamp wick: in 1/2" ($.085/inch) and 1" ($.11/inch) widths.  Unbleached, all cotton.                                   Cut to desired length. 
Insulated Shipping Boxes:  1TK21:  $10.00 (17x14x14)
                                                  1PC53: $15.00 (23x16x17.5)

Other great links:

Posted: 2006-01-12


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