With a custom processed 1/4 beef you get to choose how your meat is cut and packaged. The final weight of processed meat that you receive will vary depending on the size of the animal and the instructions you give us for butchering. Because of these variations, we charge based on hanging weight.
For a 1/4 beef you will be charged $4.50/lb hanging weight + butcher's processing fees. Processing costs $1/lb hanging weight on average.
An average 1/4 beef will yield 100-125 lbs hanging weight. An average 1/4 beef will cost $550-680 total. Typically you will end up with 65-85 lbs of beef to put in your freezer at an average cost of $8/pound.
Your beef will be butchered by Sailer's Meats in Elmwood, WI. It will be USDA inspected and vaccuum packed. As a rule of thumb we say you will end up with about 30% steaks, 30% roasts, and 40% ground. This can vary quite a bit based on your butchering instructions.
After we receive your deposit, we will email you a cut sheet that lists the choices you will have for butchering. We are happy to talk you through the cut sheet, especially if this is your first time ordering beef this way.
We have butcher dates scheduled in October, November, and December. Please call or email with any questions about availability.
After the cow goes to the butcher we will give you a firmer date for pick up or delivery. We will send your final invoice once we get the hanging weight back from the butcher.
You always have the option of picking your beef up directly from the butcher in Elmwood, WI, or here at the farm. We can do home delivery within about an hour radius from the farm (Minneapolis to Eau Claire) for a small fee.