Half Beef Purchasing Information

Half of a Grass-Fed Beef

$4.50 per hanging lb (paper wrapped)

$4.75 per hanging lb (vacuum sealed)

 We are currently taking deposits for Half Beeves to be delivered in 2019.


We would expect your half beef to come from an animal that weighs in the neighborhood of 575-725 lbs. So your price would be the actual weight divided by 2 multiplied by $4.50 per lb (for standard plastic wrap and paper packaging). If your animal was 600 lbs even your price would be $ 1350 plus tax. This size animal should yield you roughly 170 lbs of cuts of meat. Our animals typically yield (cuts you take home vs. hanging weight) between 55% to 60% of their carcass wt, with an average of 58%. The amount of meat you receive will depend upon how you have your meat cut.

Based upon the cutting instructions we use, you can expect to get roughly 20% of your meat as steaks (tenderloin, rib eyes, NY, top sirloin, petite sirloin, flank, skirt and ranch steaks). Another 20 ish percent will be roasts (sirloin tip, eye of round, chuck, brisket, London broil and tri-tip). Ground beef will make up around 50% of the meat you get, with the remainder being short ribs, meaty soup bones, steaks strips, stew and kabob cubes. If you use dramatically different cutting instructions your total yield, and proportions of each type of cut will be different.

Half beef customers can choose to customize how their beef is cut. Choices to be made include: thickness of and number of steaks per package, size of roasts, which steaks to save, which roasts you want, which miscellaneous items you want, and leanness of the ground beef. Our butcher makes 1 lb blocks of our 90% lean ground beef. He wraps each one in heavy plastic wrap and then wraps two of these in paper together. This allows him to save time and paper wrapping each one, but the user can take out just one or both packages of ground beef at a time. Click here for our half beef order form. It can be printed out, filled out and mailed in with your deposit check.

We ask for a $200 deposit for a half beef, with the remainder due at the time of delivery.