We our now accepting orders for June/July 2017
The cattle will be harvested in June or July,
but you will need to Reserve Your Beef right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost me?
Beef prices are hard to predict, and this year the market has been like a roller coaster. In order to make the cost of our beef consistent, we have opted to charge by hanging weight, instead of live weight. So including the processing, the cost will be $3.70/lb.
Historically, a whole beef is around $2000, and then 1/2 would be around $1000, and a quarter would be around $600 (cost more to process a quarter).
What happens after I Place My Order?
When the calves are ready, we take the calves to the processor–Williams Bros. Meat Processor, Washington, MO.
A few days later, they will let us know the hanging weight, and Full Payment will be expected at that time. If you have requested a whole or half beef, you will be able to let the processor know how you would like your meat cut and packaged. (If you are unsure of this process, you can choose the Standard Cut).
After the beef is aged and processed (14 days or so), you will pick up the beef from Williams Bros. Meat Market. Full Payment is expected before you can pick up your beef, which will be about 20 days after your beef is taken to the processor.
How much meat can I expect to take home?
- Whole beef *495 lbs. of packaged meat
- Half beef *231 lbs. of packaged meat
- Split half (1/4 beef) = *113 lbs. packaged meat
How much freezer space will I need for a 1/4 beef?
A rule to follow, if you have to purchase a deep freezer, is 1 cubic foot per 30 lbs. of meat. A 5-7 cu. ft. freezer should be plenty of room for the beef, leaving some room for other items you may need to store.
What cuts of meat are in a 1/4 beef?
Can I get my beef processed into the cuts I want?
Yes. We do custom orders for customers who order whole or half beefs.
What is a Standard Cut?
For a Standard Cut, you will receive ground beef and stew meat in 1 lb. packages, steaks 2 per pack, and 3-4 lb. roasts. The liver and soup bones are available at your request.