Great advice on buying meat only twice per year to save a whole lot of money on your meat over a years time. To make even bigger savings any meat left in the freezer at the one year mark which is about as long as you want to keep meat frozen, the advice is to thaw it and can it thereby giving it another year to year and half shelf good date.
So you will buy meat for example with your income tax return. Wrap it well in freezer bags and it will be good for up to a year in the freezer. When the year gets close to ending you will want to buy meat again with the tax money so any meat that is still in the freezer you will take out and can it. The canned meat can now sit on the shelf for a year to a year and a half and still be good while the newly bought meat gets bagged and put in the freezer. Homestead Dreamer shares this advice and more on cutting your own steaks and other tips to save you lots of money on your meat.
Buying it on sale and with like an income tax which you never really had in your pocket will be so much cheaper than trying to buy meat on a weekly or even bi-weekly basis as it just keeps going up in price. If you can supplement your beef with home raised chickens or wild game, so much the better. You would have a large variety of meats with a once or twice per year purchase which means grocery shopping the rest of the year won’t make you feel like you need to take out a loan to buy the groceries. If you want to grow your own meat chickens try to raise some Cornish cross. You can butcher them at 8 weeks and raising a dozen or so for eight weeks will make them more cost effective than buying plus you will know what went into them.