Whole and Half Cows
Custom Butchered Whole Cow: $4.65/lb*
Custom Butchered Half Cow: $4.85/lb*
*Based on the hanging weight
Whole and Half Hogs
Custom Butchered Whole Hog: $4.60/lb*
Custom Butchered Half Hog: $4.70/lb*
*Based on the hanging weight
Please contact us for availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
A whole cow is $4.65 per pound; a half cow is $4.85 per pound based on the hanging weight. That price includes the meat, the slaughter fee, the processing, and the vacuum processing/labeling, or in other words: everything.
What is the hanging weight?
The hanging weight is what the dressed out carcass weighs prior to butchering.The head, hide, organs, hooves, and tail are not included in the hanging weight.
What is a typical hanging weight?
Our cows usually have a hanging weight of around 650-750 pounds for a whole or 300-335 pounds for a half.
So the total cost is…
The total cost depends on the actual weight of the animal, but it usually works out to about $3,200 for a whole cow and $1,600 for a half.
How much actual meat will I get?
The hanging weight is usually about 60% of the live weight; the actual butchered weight is around 65% of the hanging weight. So, a 1,130 pound cow would have a hanging weight of about 670 pounds and yield about 435 pounds of butchered meat for your freezer. A side of beef would, of course, be about 215 pounds of butchered meat.
How is the meat cut?
With a whole or half cow you get custom butchering meaning that you get your meat cut however you want it. You decide how thick the steaks will be, how big the roasts will be, whether you get more filet or more T-bone, you can even choose options like meat for kabobs, fajitas, or stews — it’s all up to you.
Here is what one recent customer got from a side of beef with hanging weight of 366 lbs.
12.25 lbs. brisket roast
10.50 lbs. ribeye steaks
7.25 lbs. sirloin steaks
9.25 lbs. New York strip steaks
3.5 lbs. tenderloin filets
2.50 lbs. hangar steaks
1.0 lbs. skirt steaks
1.50 lbs. flank steak
4.50 lbs. soup bones
19.0 lbs. short ribs
2.75 lbs. stew meat
15.50 lbs. chuck roast
7.75 lbs. rump roast
19.50 lbs. round roast
9.50 lbs. sirloin tip roast
2.75 lbs. shoulder roast
114 lbs. ground beef
All total he received about 243 pounds of premium grassfed beef.
What do I do now?
Just give us a call or send us an email to get things started. We’ll ask you to make a $200 deposit to reserve your whole or half cow which will be deducted from the final price. After we find out the hanging weight of your cow or side, we will contact you with the exact cost. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or in person here at the farm.
We’ll then give you the phone number of our processor. He is very friendly and experienced. He will walk you through each step, explaining your choices for each cut of beef.
We will also let you know when your beef will be available for you to pick up either at the farm or at the processor, whichever is easier for you. Your grassfed beef will be vacuum sealed, clearly labeled, and packaged in cardboard boxes, each weighing about 25 or 30 pounds.