With prices on the rise, more consumers are looking directly to farms for their meat purchases.
Taylor County farmer Jeff Arnold said he sells about 25 cows a year directly to consumers. Some buy half a cow, while others buy a quarter.
That number can increase when retail meat prices rise, he said.
"When the price goes up at the grocery store, they kind of look at other options," Arnold said. "We also slaughter one every eight to 10 months for our own use."
Buying directly is cheaper, Arnold said, with beef prices ranging from $1.50 to $1.60 per pound.
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