Beef- $3.75/lb hanging weight
Pork- $4.00/lb hanging weight
Beef is available in whole, half, or quarters. Custom cutting is not available for quarters. Beef if processed about four times a year.
Pork is available in wholes and halves. Pigs are processed in October only
When you order your meat in bulk, not only is it cheaper than buying in smaller portions, but you have the added convenience of simply opening your freezer whenever you feel like a steak or a burger. You have the luxury of specifying what cuts you would like to receive when you order a whole or half. Do you like a lot of roasts for entertaining and leftover roast beef sandwiches? Or do you prefer to have most roasts ground up for lots of backyard barbecues? The personnel at the slaughterhouse are very happy to explain the different cuts to you, but if still overwhelms you, we will be happy to ask them to just give you the standard cut the first time, which is a little of everything.
We charge based on Hanging Weight. Also referred to as carcass weight, this is the weight after the carcass is skinned, gutted and the head and legs have been removed. The slaughterhouse weighs the carcass as a routine measure during processing. We can keep our price low by charging based on the hanging weight because it saves us the time consuming job of weighing each individual steak, roast or package of burger. Our price includes butchering, cutting, wrapping, and trucking, but does not include specialties such as patties, shaved steak or specialty sausages. There will be an additional charge for these (based on what the slaughterhouse charges us.)
When you order in bulk the process is simple. Call Stacy and put in your order. We do ask for a $150 deposit. We'll give you a date when your steer or pig will be headed to the slaughterhouse. After this date you'll get a phone call from Stacy with the weight of your animal, the total price, the slaughterhouse's phone number, and a pickup date. You call the slaughterhouse yourself and give them your cutting instructions. Finally, you come pick-up your meat at our farm, pay for your meat, and take it home to serve it to your family.
The list below explains what the hanging weight is compared to the live weight of the animal and the amount of meat you take home, for the example we used a steer. The live weight to hanging weight ratio is slightly different for each species.
Live weight of Steer: 1100lb
Hanging Weight: 664lb
Minus 1/3 lost in boning, cutting and shrinkage: 227lb
Weight of the meat you take home (cut and wrapped): 436.92lb
Price for whole Beef: $2490.00
Price per pound of take home: $5.69
Live weight of Pig: 290lb
Hanging Weight: 200lbs
Minus 1/3 lost in boning, cutting and shrinkage: 72lbs
Weight of the meat you take home (cut and wrapped): 128lbs
Price for whole Pig: $800
Price per pound of take home: $6.25