Beef Shares

Why?

A beef share is a great option for people who have the freezer space and budget to store and buy a larger quantity at one time.  It is very convenient to always have high quality meat on hand at home and avoid that extra trip and hassle when you can.  Buying a beef share from your local rancher is a traditional way to buy meat.  We feel it does not make any real sense, nor is it kind to transport live animals to far away feed lots and processing plants, and later zigzag the beef across the country in trucks; sometimes even ending up with consumers at or near the original location.

What?

When you pick up your beef, each cut is individually wrapped, labeled and frozen.  You will receive about 55-60% of your final cut & wrapped product as ground beef and the balance will include stew, steaks, roasts, short ribs and soup (or Fido!) bones.  Organ meat is not included, the organ meat available is heart, tongue, oxtail and liver.  If you would like some organ meat to be included in your beef share, please let us know and we will give you an estimated additional cost to include.  Each quarter beef share will occupy approximately 2-4 cubic feet of freezer space.

Beef Share Estimated Breakdown

Quarter Beef Count

Half  Beef Count

Description

45-55

90-110

Ground Beef: 1 lb packages

2-6

6-10

Ground Sirloin: 1 lb packages

4-6

8-12

Stew Meat: 1 lb packages

3-5

6-10

Rib Steaks: 8-14 oz each

5-7

10-14

New York Steaks: 8-14 oz each

3-5

6-10

Top Sirloin Steaks: 8-14 oz each

1-2

2-4

Tenderloin Steaks: 8-16 oz each

1-2

2-3

Chuck Roast: 2.5-4 lbs each

2-4

5-7

Short Ribs: 1.5-3 lbs each

1

2

Brisket Roast: 3-9 lbs each

2-4

4-6

Soup Bones: 1.5-3lbs each

 

Price?

A non-refundable deposit of $200 for a Quarter Beef or $250 for a Half Beef will be collected when you place your order and the balance will be collected once your beef share is ready, dry aged, cut and wrapped.  2023 beef shares will be fulfilled in the months of June – August 2023.

 

Half Beef

Quarter Beef

Average take home cut/wrapped weight (lbs)

175

85

Take home weight unit cost ($/lb)

$8.80

$8.80

Total cost to you ($)

$1,540

$748

Note: 1 Due to animal variability a quarter beef will vary by +/- $100 and a half beef by +/- $200

The final cut & wrapped weight is typically 60-65% of the hanging carcass weight.  If you are shopping around and would like to make a comparison, this is equivalent to a price on the hanging carcass weight of $4.30/lb plus the butcher fees of approximately $170 - $340.