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Meat Processing Costs and Frequently Asked Questions

How much beef do you get from a cow?

 The average highland steer weighs 900 pounds.  The hanging weight will be about 60-65% of the live weight or   about 540-585lbs.  After aging and butchering, you should get about 55% or 297-322lbs of packaged beef.  The exact amount will vary depending on the cuts you choose.


How much freezer space will I need for a quarter beef?

  You will need 4 or 5 cubic feet of space to properly store a 1/4 beef.


What is the Meat Processing cost?  

  Beef prices for 2023 are $5.65 per lb of hanging weight for a whole beef. That means that a 1/4 beef that weighs  74-80lbs will cost $418-$452.  What you come home with is a variety of cuts.

Compare our prices to grocery store prices for factory-farmed beef and you will be pleasantly surprised.  Not only are you getting AGED PREMIUM HIGHLAND GRASSFED BEEF, you are getting it at a very reasonable cost.


Can you guide me through the process of what to get?

  If you choose a 1/4 beef, the cuts are as listed below.  However, if you choose to purchase a 1/2 or whole beef, we would be happy to go over the cut sheet with you to insure you get exactly what you want.


For a 1/4 beef, some of the sample cuts, you could get are the following:

  • Ground Beef

  • Boneless Chuck Roast

  • Rib-Eye Steaks 

  • T-bone Steaks 

  • Sirloin Steaks 

  • Porterhouse Steaks 

  • Short Ribs

  • Sirloin Tip Roast

  • Rolled Rump Roast

  • Round Steaks

  • Bottom Round Roast

  • Stew Meat

  • Soup Bones if requested

  • Dog Bones if requested

  • Organ meat if requested

 ground beef is packaged in 2lb packages

 steaks are 1/2"-1" thick and are packaged 2 steaks per pack

A full 900 lb Steer sample cuts (depending on the butcher) can be

45 lbs-Roasts

140 lbs- Ground Beef

45 lbs-Steaks

8 lbs-Brisket 

25 lbs-Short Plate " Stew, Fajita, Shikabob"

20 lbs-Beef Shank "Osso Bucco"

20 lbs- Ribs

Optional - Heart, Tongue, Ox Tail, Soup/Dog Bones, Liver, and Kidney

We only sell 100% Quality Highland Beef

A $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to reserve your portion for 1/4 beef

A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required for 1/2 or whole beef.

For customers ordering a half or whole beef, We will email  a cutting sheet to get your specific instructions  for processing.  You can print this page fill it out and email it back to us.  If you run into questions, please give us a call and we will be glad to assist you.

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