How many pounds of meat will fit in my freezer?
A whole, half or quarter beef sounds like a lot of meat!
Typically, you can estimate 1 cubic foot per 35 lbs of packaged meat.
This means that for a quarter beef from our farm (about 85 lbs take home beef) you'll want to have 4 cubic feet, for a half beef you'll need 8-9 cubic feet and a whole beef will need 16 cubic feet. Don't forget the other items you may be keeping in your freezer when considering storage room for your beef.
Your bulk beef will keep in these conditions for 12 months.
Buying in bulk is a great way to secure your meat for up to a year of beef from your own freezer. Planning for a beef portion can help your grocery bill as well since you have payed up front for the beef in your freezer.
How do I know the size of my freezer?
Open the door and, from the outside of the freezer, measure from the front edge of the freezer opening (not the door) to the back wall. Use feet, not inches.
Measure the height and the width of your freezer's opening.
Multiply the depth, height and width together to determine the cubic feet.