Quarter Beef Rough Yield Estimates:
Steak cuts 19%
Roast cuts 17%
Round cuts 9%
Steak cuts include rib eye, sirloin, T-Bone, etc.
Roast cuts include chuck, rump, shoulder, etc.
Round cuts include round steak, beef tips, stew meat, etc.
Others include short ribs, soup bones, organ meats, etc.
Not every quarter contains all cuts, but we insure all quarters are equivalent.
Yes, we age all of your beef for approximately 12 days before the carving process begins. In our experience, this is the ideal amount of time to age grass-fed beef.
$7.79 per lb. of hanging weight. On average this will be about $1200-$1800 per quarter, depending on the weight.
This includes all processing and delivery to your door within our delivery radius.
A typical quarter will require about 3.0 cubic feet of freezer space. (36 inches in each direction.) If you need extra freezer space, all major retailers sell small freezers starting at around $200.
The simple answer is about 125-150 lbs of packaged beef. The longer answer is it depends on the hanging weight, plus the weight loss that occurs in aging and processing to turn the quarter into the ideal individual cuts. A restaurant purchasing a whole beef hamburger would have a much higher ratio of hanging weight to packaged weight than the typical consumer wanting the ideal cuts such as steaks, roasts, etc. We estimate a 35% variance from hanging weight to packaged weight as an estimate using optimal standard cuts.
1. Complete the order form.
2. We will contact you for a deposit, which is $500 per quarter.
3. Once all four quarters are sold and the animal is being processed, we notify you with the final invoice, which is based on the weight less the deposit paid.
4. Upon payment of the final invoice, we will contact you to arrange the delivery within a 75-mile radius of Smithville. (We are happy to make alternate arrangements for distances farther than 75 miles.)
Because we do not process until all four quarters are sold, and the animal is an ideal size for maximum tenderness, this can vary greatly. A typical wait time might be 6-12 weeks, which is why we encourage everyone to get their deposits in as soon as they are ready. The difference between the last quarter on an order and the first quarter on the next order could be several months.