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#3057021 - 11/30/12 02:25 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: JA1234]
TAFKAP
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Just got a call from Dino's in Memphis. He charged me $54 for this ticket
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#3057041 - 11/30/12 02:34 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Redfred16]
Super8
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With the right equiptment it is easier but that equiptment costs money.
I currently pay $90.00
for standard cut steaks,burger,breakfast sausage.

I have processed several over the years myself and while it doesn't take long to skin a deer and quarter it out I despise the cleanup.

Knives have to be cleaned,grinder cleaned,work table,heck even the clothes I wear at the time are nasty after the job.

I dont mind paying to have it done and $90.00 is fair. As long as they dont leave hair in the meat and remove the grissel and dont grind any bone up I will use the processor.
Also I like the idea of hanging the meat for a few days in the cooler which I also do not have.

I still manage to do one myself each year to remind me why I pay a processor, but I've been quartering them up and taking my time, usually take one quarter and cut it up for jerky meat one day.
Then grind another quarter next time for burger.
Slicing the tenderloins and packaging them another time.
Even made my own sausage links a few weeks ago, but like I said it is a mess and takes just as long to get everything cleaned up.
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#3057118 - 11/30/12 03:40 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Super8]
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TAFKAP, do you consider that to be an OK price? It seems a bit high to me for quarters, but I guess it's partially inflated because of the add-on for the $8 summer sausage.

I've used Dino's exclusively for the last 3 years, but I always bring them skin-on field dressed deer.

So far I've been happy with the cleanliness of the steak cuts. It always seems like my yield is pretty good, too. I've only had one problem with a bullet fragment in a package of summer sausage (a year or two ago), but it's hard to find those when a MZ hollow point explodes on a shoulder blade...
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#3057213 - 11/30/12 05:12 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Crosshairy]
TAFKAP
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This was the third deer I've taken to the processor. I enjoy the Dino's products, and considering my options, this was the most convenient. But $54 vs. $125 plus add-ons for a whole deer, I'll take it every time. I'm about to go pick it up.

Cheers!
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#3057218 - 11/30/12 05:18 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: TAFKAP]
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Good move on getting the shanks. I just got a new recipe book that has a few shank and neck roast recipes I'm looking to try.
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#3059678 - 12/02/12 03:06 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Poser]
TAFKAP
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Turns out, Jose Domingo Juarez doesn't understand "shanks". The guy I talked to apologized profusely, and suggested I call ahead of time and talk to him instead of just writing it down. He says his Mexican guy debones all the meats pretty quickly, and they didn't catch it until after mine had already gone to the grinder.
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#3060406 - 12/02/12 09:25 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: TAFKAP]
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Years ago I carried one to a processor, dropped it off, got a call a week later that the deer was ready. Went and picked it up, quantity of meat seemed right with nothing unusual. A few nights later I opened a pack of chops that I had thawed for the grill. As I was separating them I started finding metal shavings. A few chops later I found a section of an aluminum arrow, an XX75 Camo Hunter, that had penetrated the spine and broke off and was then sliced into several sections with the meat band saw. At that point I knew I had the wrong deer because mine had been shot through the ribs with a Easton Autumn Orange Hunter and it's had been a complete pass through.
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#3060797 - 12/03/12 08:12 AM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Polecat]
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Poser,

know it wanst the pic you were talking about but a few years back went to a place in Dickson to drop a deer off & they had a pile of deer -probably 50+ deer just laying in the dirty wet floor i saw that & left. Carried the buck i got this year to another place it dressed weight was 180lbs got back 71 lbs of "meat" that was with packaging etc. thought was low weight- got 6 lbs of summer sausage & was $93 total
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#3061073 - 12/03/12 11:09 AM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: JA1234]
LSUtigers
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No doubt $5 is outragous when you can get it done for .80 per pound; yes .80 a pound.

Edited by LSUtigers (12/03/12 11:10 AM)

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#3061075 - 12/03/12 11:10 AM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: LSUtigers]
LSUtigers
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40% is about what you will get back.
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