I'm not sure if it has to do with living in Oklahoma, but I'm always asked if it is cost effective to purchase a cow for beef rather than buying it at the store. The only thing is, I have never done that before. Not only am I not sure about the cost (which isn't all that cheap), I also did not realize how many different cuts of meat there actual are! Recently, I read an AWESOME, knock-yo-socks off article on Once A Month Mom titled Get Real: How to Purchase Local Grass-Fed Beef.
If you have questions about buying local beef, read that article! She did some great research on the different cuts of meat and explained how to go about finding a cow for your family.
If you save money by purchasing your own cow, let us know! I would love to hear your experiences with this one!