Most processors have different prices for different things, we have been doing are own for 10 years now, but back then, summer sausage was the least expensive, $2.50 a lb, cut 50%, slim Jim's were the most expensive at $5.00 lbs, cut 20%. Things like land Jagger's , brats , and everything else fell some where in between. Are last year fee's were big bucks, so I bought a Dehydrater $500, grinder $250, a jerky attachment for the grinder $125, 50lb mixing tub $350. I make lots of jerky, cut it 50% with ground beef. The dehydrator holds 50lbs, 25lbs pounds of goose ??? Per lb, 25lbs of G/Beef, $100, spices, $10, 2 hours to grind it and clean up, marinate over night, 2 1/2 hours the next day to run it through again, put the racks in the dehydrator, and clean up. Depending on the moisture of the meat 16 to 24hrs later you have jerky. Bought a smoker, $300, and a 50lb stuffer $350, about 3 years ago, but it's still in the box, can't smoke in the basement over the winter, thinking about putting a vent hood in the garage this summer. Made 200lbs this year, are season was cut about 6 weeks short. So it all realavant, to what you consider expensive.
We used Eric's on HWY 50 in Brighton, he is closed now
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