Well, about a week ago, my dad dropped off our cow at the butcher. My sister's family and mine are splitting it. Can't wait. Gonna run us an average cost of somewhere around $1.99 per lb since we get it at cost. He also dropped off another 5 or 6 for other family members. So, I have a question for you folks. We've always sold between 25 and 75 (depended on the year) cattle each year on the market, plus 5 to 6 to family. Our cattle were pasture raised on grass for the entire life and the last 2 to 3 months with feed supplement to fatten them up (mmmm, marbling). Never given hormones or antibiotics, and I know this is the craze right now. This is a breeding to finish operation with currently about 100 head of cattle, mostly Angus crosses. I've moved away from the farm now and live about an hour away in the Raleigh NC area. I see places like whole foods selling beef at a premium. Without being certified organic, because that's too much work, how much of a premium do you think could be had for this kind of beef? Do any of you have any experience with the idea of "cow shares" or something similar? I keep telling dad that it seems crazy to sell what many think of as a premium product at regular market price.