Purchasing a half (or whole, or quarter) of a beef is the most economical way to fill your freezer with high quality meat that will last you months, but the process can be a little intimidating for a first-timer. We’re here to answer some FAQ’s and hopefully give you the confidence to place your first order.
How much does it cost?
For a half a beef, we charge $3.50 per pound based off of the hanging weight. The hanging weight includes the bones and fat, so you don’t end up with exactly the same amount of cut and wrapped meat as the initial weight indicates (unless you want to keep the bones and fat). A half a cow typically weighs about 300 to 350 pounds. This means your order can cost you anywhere from $1,050.00 to $1,225.00, give or take. That may seem like a large price to pay, but you can’t walk into a grocery store and get rib-eye or tenderloin for $3.50 per pound!
How long does it take?
Depending on the season, it takes about 2 to 3 weeks for us to have your order ready. We’ll give you a call when your order is ready to be picked up.
What questions will I be asked?
When you place your order we’ll ask a few questions so we can customize your meat to fit your family’s needs. Answers may vary based on preference and how many people you are cooking for at a time.
- How many steaks do you want per package?
- How big do you want your roasts? (Typically 2-5 pounds)
- How much ground beef per package? (Typically 1-2 pounds)
- Do you want stew meat or more ground beef?
- Do you want short ribs or more ground beef?
- Do you want round steaks, cubed steaks or half and half?
What cuts can I get?
Front Quarter Cuts: Rib steaks (or prime rib if specified), arm roasts, chuck roasts, ground beef, short ribs (or more ground beef), stew meat (or more ground beef)
Hind Quarter Cuts: T-bone steaks (or tenderloin if specified), sirloin steaks, rounds steaks (can be cubed), tri-tip steaks (can be roasts), wedge roast, rump roast, ground beef
Miscellaneous: Bones and fat (when specified)
How will the meat be packaged?
Our butcher double wraps and labels all of your meat for easy storage. The amount of meat in each package will be based on your specifications. The meat will then be separated into 3-5 boxes when you come to pick it up and we will help you load it into your car. It will likely already be frozen for easy transfer to your home freezer.
If a half a beef sounds like more meat than you need, we can also do hind quarters for $3.75 per pound and front quarters for $3.25 per pound. If you’d prefer more meat, we do whole cows for $3.50 per pound (same price as the half).