Whole, Half, or Quarter Beef


What happens when we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef?

When  we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef, we try to give you  a date when it will go to the meat processor.  When the steer goes to  the processor we will call you to get your instructions for how you want  your beef cut. The beef will then dry-age in a climate controlled  cooler for 14-21 days before being cut.  The reason it is dry aged, is  that dry-aging helps tenderize the meat.  Cutting, packaging and  freezing takes another 2-3 days, so your order will be ready for pickup  about two-three weeks after the date the animal went to the processor.  We will call you with the total cost and  you  will pick up the meat at the processor, or we can deliver.  We ask that you pay us for your beef before it is picked up or delivered. 

Ordering a Quarter Beef

 If  you ordered a quarter, what you will receive is commonly called a  “split half.”  Because, the cuts of meat in the front half differs  dramatically from the back half, we evenly divide the cuts between the  two to make it a fair offering.  This will somewhat limit how you can  have your beef cut, as it is a compromise with the other customer, who  will be sharing the half.  Again, this applies only to quarter orders.   If you ordered a half or whole beef, you won’t have to split the cuts.  

What will the beef cost?

You have to understand that all of this is hanging weight.  The  hanging weight is the weight of the carcass, before it is processed  into individual cuts.  Your take home weight of meat will be about  25%-35% less depending on how you have the meat cut and the number of days the meat has been aged.   

The  cost is $5.00/lb a pound.   Average weights: Quarter:  200-225 lbs *$5.00/lb  = $1000 - 1,125  for the meat, Half: -450-525 lbs x $5.00 = approximately $2,250-$2,625  for the meat,  You then pay the processing fees.

We want to make sure our customers are thoroughly satisfied and feel they are getting what they pay for, therefore we are giving you the choice of paying for hanging weight or finished weight. 

Current Deals

Remember to post on our Facebook page the way your have cooked your meat. Your name will be put in that months drawing. You will win the meat product that you posted on our page. 

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If you have any questions please call Dennis at 903.640.3833