The average cost per pound for actual beef received will be around $3.95 for a quarter beef. This cost is based on the "hanging" (or "carcass") weight of the animal. The current price for our beef is $2.68-$2.98 per pound plus processing costs. Basic processing costs about .71 cents per pound, with things like tenderizing or pre-formed patties costing a little more. Hanging weight refers to the weight of an animal before bones are removed.
The hanging weight of a quarter of a beef will be about 225 pounds and cost you $670.50. The average cost to process 1/4 beef is $200. The total estimated cost for a quarter of beef would then come to $870.50.
Our cattle usually "dress out" at approximately 55-60 percent of their hanging weight, the actual meat you receive will be about 135 pounds.
Meat can be picked up directly from our partner locker in Whittemore, Iowa, just one mile from our farm or West River Meats in Rutland. (We currently do not ship beef portions)
Contact us with any questions!