CURRENTLY TAKING ORDERS FOR FALL 2021
The amount of meat actually available from a beef animal is a frequent source of misunderstanding between consumers, processors and cattle producers. The amount of meat that is cut and wrapped for consumption will be much less than the live animal weight. Consumers are often surprised that a 1200 lb. animal will only result in approximately 500 lbs. of packaged meat or less depending if the cuts are deboned and trimmed. This is especially true of grass fed beef which tends to be leaner than a traditional feedlot beef type.
Roasts (3 to 4 lbs. each):
Steaks (standard is 3/4" thick, 2 per package):
Stew meat /Kabobs - 4 packages - 1 lb. each
Short ribs- 3 packages (3-4 in a package)
Ground beef: You can expect 45% hamburger to 55% prime cuts from a beef. The tougher cuts are made into hamburger by the processor unless you specify otherwise. The hamburger is packaged in 1 lb. packages. We can supply more hamburger at your request.
Flank, brisket, plate are usually ground into hamburger because these cuts tend to be tough (unless you specify otherwise).
Other: Soup bones, oxtail, tongue, liver and heart upon request.
Excerpts from “How Much Meat to Expect from a Beef Carcass”, The University of Tennessee,https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1822.pdf“Beef Cuts”, www.thewrightbeef.com