Posted 11/24/2021 09:43 (#9338443 - in reply to #9337731) Subject: RE: How long from feedlot to store?
In these large packing houses they have extensive freezers. One of the most common injuries i see is folks getting hit with frozen beef or pork as they move frozen meat by hand. One guy will be tossing it down and guy below turns his head at wrong time and gets clobbered. Happens all the time. Packing houses are like the Tower of Babel, you hear about Afghan refugees on the news and we will see them show up in packing house towns within a week. So we will have East African Muslims tossing frozen pork butts at Guatemalans, neither speaking a word of english and it’s a recipe for accidents.
It’s like a welfare program for local hospitals and physicians.
A lot of certain cuts are saved for particular seasons (steaks for summer, rib roast for holidays, etc) and entrails are saved to ship to Mexico, etc.
Have no idea of frozen shelf life policies.
But a lot of cattle will leave a yard and be hanging on rail within two hours. And I’m talking 15 minutes to load truck, 30 minute drive, 15 minutes to unload and they’ll all be hanging within 45 minutes of that. And many parts will be vacuum packed and leaving on refrigerated trucks as soon as it’s cooled down.
Edit to add: So the answer to your question is the same as the question of what Joe Biden will wear to his next press conference: "DEPENDS".