I haven't bought bulk beef in a long time but decided to give it a try again. Found a ad on Craigslist http://duluth.craigslist.org/grd/1595674041.html and gave the guy a call and discussed some particulars with him and then decided to give it a go at $2.09 a lb hanging weight. I am getting a prime rib roast in lieu of rib steaks and also getting a whole brisket which will just lessen the amount of ground beef I get. He raises holsteins for beef which is what sold me on it. Most people think of milking cows as soon as you say holstein but they are some of the best eating beef you can get in my imho. We used to have a hobby farm before we moved the the frozen tundra. I raised a few holstiens for butchering and they were great. I also raised a few white face which are supposed to be better beef cows but I thought the holstein was much better. So I should have my beef in about 2 weeks. Hope it is a good investment.