A guide to weight…
As a general guide to ordering weights of beef, consider the following terms:
The actual weight of the animal on the hoof.
The weight of the beef sans the icky bits.
The average hanging weight is approximately 60% of live weight.
Take Home Weight
The weight of the meat you take home.
The take home weight is approximately 65-70% of hanging weight.
- 1200 pounds live weight
- 1200 * 60% = 720 pounds hanging weight
- 720 * 65% = 468 pounds take home weight
A guide to order sizing…
Typically, when ordering beef, you will order by specifying either whole beef, half (½) beef, or quarter (¼) beef. These are, as you would expect, the complete animal, half the animal, or one quarter of the animal.
A guide to pricing…
$5.50 per pound hanging weight
The current price of our beef is $5.50 per pound hanging weight. So, how does this break down?
Well, in the above example, we have a total live weight of 1200 pounds. Therefore, the hanging weight would be approximately 720 pounds. Therefore, if you were to buy this particular animal, it would cost $3960 (720 * $5.50).
Now, if we convert this to take home weight, it would be 468 pounds for $3960 which is ~$8.46 per pound.
That’s all good, but what cuts will I get???
In a half of beef there are approximately:
14 T-bone steaks
5 sirloin steaks
5 sirloin tip steaks
14 rib-eye steaks
6 round steaks.
~75lbs ground beef (!!!)
We can tell your mouth is watering already!
You can choose to have any of the cuts made into ground beef. If you have a lot of your steaks and roasts made into ground beef you will have less packaged meat than the “standard cuts”.
If you have a lot of your beef de-boned you will have less packaged meat than average.
How this works
Once we take your order, our beef processor will contact you to go through a list of questions about how you want your beef cut and wrapped.
Some of the questions you should be prepared to answer are:
- How thick you want your steaks?
- How many steaks per package?
- How big you want your roasts?
- How many pounds of ground beef per package?
- Do you want soup bones, rib steaks or rib roast or a combination?
This is an easy process and the processor will guide you through it.
The beef hangs for 14 days to 3 weeks after which the processor cuts and wraps it. Once that’s complete we’ll pick it up and contact you to schedule a pick up date. You will need to pay in full before receiving any product.