What are the benefits of purchasing a whole beef?
o thickness of steaks/chops
o sausage selection
o percentage of fat content in ground meat
o opportunity to order your special holiday cut
What cuts do I get?
What is the cost?
You pay an amount per pound of the hanging weight plus butcher costs.
Beef whole: $6.40/lb. hanging weight (usually ~550 lbs.)
Butchering costs: $625 (rough estimate) for a whole beef (without further processing items)
Examples of choices you need to make:
You get everything the butcher can save for you...the fun is choosing how you'd like to receive the centerpiece of your future meal!
Ground beef or patties?
More steaks? or roasts?
How thick will the steaks be and how large will the roasts be?
You may elect to receive bones and fat if you wish
sweat this part! We are here to help you walk through the choices!! We
will complete a worksheet of choices together and communicate those
choices to the butcher.
How much space do I need in my freezer?
A rule of thumb is one cubic foot of freezer space for each 35-40 pounds of cut and wrapped meat. Allow slightly more space when the meat is packaged in odd shapes.
A whole beef could be a little over 400 pounds cut & wrapped meat, but will vary depending on size of actual animal and if you choose to take the bones, the percentage of fat you keep in the ground meat, if you choose to save the fat, etc.