Looked at the various ads, and couldn't beat my local Fred Meyer (Kroger). They were Choice grade, instead of Select too. The sale price was half off regular, and with the digital coupon, another $2 off to get the $5.97. No extra purchase required. Limit was one per customer, and they were flying out of the case!
I went in and got the biggest they had at the time, about 13#, and was happy with the result. They are pre-packaged at the plant, with a lot of liquid and the mesh restraint, instead of tied, but looked good in the bag.
The wife was home from the doctor when I got back, and I told her we should get another one on her account number. We went back, and they were down to just little bitty ones. The main butcher is a friend so I asked if they had any bigger ones, and he said no, but he would cut me a fresh aged one hanging in the cooler and give me the same price. World of difference!! Would 15# be enough??
Got them home, and cut multiple roasts and packages of steaks of both of them. Vacuum packed and labeled, we are good for a long while. One happened to go into the oven for tonight's dinner, as we speak. You can see the difference in cuts and marbling, from the pics.
Happy Holidays to all of you. Hope everyone has a joyous New Year.