Pricing and Cuts
We sell our beef by the quarter, half or whole. Our Order Form link is on the right.
For 2018, your cost is $4.50/pound hanging weight. We adjust our price annually, based on the expected costs of raising beef cattle for the coming year. This year our beef will be available in late summer (August/September).
Understanding the terms
Hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after the hide, blood, organs, hooves, etc. are removed. The hanging weight is less than the live weight of the cattle, but more than the take-home weight.
Our processor "hangs" the carcass for a number of days to age the beef. Some areas call this the "curing" process. Once the beef has hung out or cured, it is ready for processing.
Our processor then cuts the carcass into the traditional cuts of beef. Every person who orders a quarter beef from us receives one-fourth of all the cuts available. These are the cuts that are typically included in your order:
- Porterhouse steak
- T-bone steak
- Delmonico steak *
- Sirloin steak
- Sirloin tip steak
- Round steak
- Cubed steak
- Chuck steak
- Chuck roast
- English cut roast
- Rolled rump roast
- Stew meat
- ground steak ** (we call it steak burger)
- Soup bones
- Heart, liver, tongue by request
Some customers have asked about cooking the cuts they were unfamiliar with. We will be more than happy to share some of our receipes with you.
Every cut of beef is vacuum-sealed in its individual package which is marked with the name of the cut, the weight of the cut, date it was processsed, and number of pieces in the package. Porterhouse, t-bone, and delmonico steaks are typically packaged with two steaks in one package. The vacuum-seal means that this beef will stay fresh in your freezer for up to two years.***
The beef is flash-frozen at the processor before you get it.
* Delmonico steak is rib steak without the bone
** Ground steak is packaged in one-pound packages
*** Freezer must be in proper. running condition and proper precautions are taken if there is a power outage.
Click the Order Form button on the right. We do accept credit/debit cards. Email with whether you want a quarter or a side and we will invoice you for the $200/$400 deposit.