Our wonderful neighbors have some cattle for sale on Craigslist – http://bellingham.craigslist.org/grd/1578586734.html
They were raised well and before we realized we couldn’t sustainably support a milk cow, we had planned to buy one of the heifers ourselves.
It’s not too hard to arrange the knacker to come out and do the slaughter. It costs $70 for the kill fee, then they do all the butchering for .55 cents a pound hanging weight. You get to pick up a pile of nicely wrapped beef to fill your freezer. Our regular readers have seen the post about Doug & Buddy being slaughtered last month, but here’s another link to that post for more info.
If you’re at all interested in buying one of these cows for your freezer, let us know and we can help arrange purchase & slaughter.