Beef Info and Prices
|We raise our heifer (girl) calves to be certified organic cows in our milking herd. We raise the bull calves (not certified organic) for beef. Our steers thrive on fresh air, sunshine, grass and wholesome feed, with no routine antibiotics and no hormones to make them grow faster.|
We charge on what’s called the “hanging weight” of the animal. This is the weight of the carcass after slaughter, but before it is cut, trimmed and packaged.
For beef, we charge $4.00/lb hanging weight for beef – that’s for quarters, halves and whole animal. This price INCLUDES the processing cost. If you buy a whole animal, we knock $75 off the total price We appreciate a $100 deposit to hold your order.
Now every animal is a little different, but this chart shows what you can generally expect:
Hanging weight Cost @ $4.00/lb Yield of cut and packaged meat Your cost/lb of meat
Whole beef: 550 lb $2,200 370 lb $5.75/lb
Half Beef: 270 lb $1,080 185 lb $5.84/lb
Quarter Beef: 140 lb $560 95 lb $5.89/lb
Be sure to check out our nifty freezer rebate offer!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT SPACE… 1/8 of a steer will fit into the average refrigerator freezer. If you order a half or a quarter, you’ll need a separate freezer (unless you are splitting w/ friends).