So I have seen people post some extremely inexpensive meat prices that they have reportedly paid by buying in bulk. My wife just bought me a 14.9 cubic foot freezer for my birthday. Now we have to fill the damn thing up.
I live in Sacramento, CA which I would have thought would predispose me to finding better deals on meat. All the ranches and farms in this area charge excessive amounts for even their halves and quarters. We are talking $7 to $8 a pound for non-grass fed beef. The grass fed beef is going for something closer to $11 or $12 a pound. I am not paying $700 to $1400 to fill up my freezer with a few steaks, a couple of roasts and some ground beef. It just doesn't make sense.
So, anyone with experience in this area, please lend me some advice.