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Buy Half Butchered Cow


Most people usually think about buying half a cow, but did you know there other options. You can often buy a sixteenth, quarter, half, or whole cow from a farmer, so you need to do research and determine what quantity is right for your family.




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Hi Terry, A quarter, half and whole will include hamburger, roast, brisket, stew meat, kabob meat, sirloin steak, filets, tri tip, strip steak, Ribeye , ribs, liver and soup bones. We go into more detail on this blog post: -cut-clover-valley-beef/ and the cost is listed in our store


Great question! The beef will keep in the freezer for about 12 months. Yes, ribs come with the purchase of either a quarter, half or whole. You can find all of the pricing and the cuts on our store page: Please let us know if you have more questions. Thanks!


When you buy half a cow, you'll get approximately 75 -100 lbs of ground beef, and the rest will be roasts, steaks, and other cuts like brisket, ribs, stew meat, soup bones, and organ meats (liver, heart and tongue.)


With your live animal purchase, we arrange the slaughter or harvest of the animal on our Trabuco Ranch, transportation to a local family butcher for processing, and communicate with the butcher on your behalf. Your meat will be hung and dry-aged for 25-28 days to allow natural enzymes to tenderize and enhance the flavor. Our local butcher will then call you and provide you with options for meat cuts (quantity of steaks, hamburger etc.). Your meat will then be custom cut and wrapped to your order. Once your meat is chilled, it is ready for you to pick up in Chino, CA. We can't ship whole/half cow orders as they are live animal purchases and not USDA processed.


The purchase dates we provide are an estimate and the actual time you will receive your meat may vary by a month or more. We process our animals when they have gained adequate weight and are fat enough. Weight gain and fat gain can be affected by climate and the amount of green grass available. During longer hot seasons, the cattle do not eat as much and gain less. This can extend the amount of time to get your whole/half cow ready. We never supplement with any grains to speed up this process and instead rely only on nature. Should you have any questions about the date you will receive your whole/half cow, we are always available to provide you with updates.


The cost ends up being approximately $10 to $11 per pound of finished beef, and each half yields approximately 300 pounds of finished beef. Every animal is different, so these prices will vary based on the weight of the individual animal.


A deposit of $750 for a half cow and $1500 for a whole animal. The balance of the live animal purchase is due once the animal is slaughtered. You'll pay the butcher separately for the aging, cutting, wrapping, and freezing when you pick up your meat. Please note: this is a live animal purchase, non USDA processed, and can't be shipped.


We ordered a half-cow and were THRILLED with our purchase! Not only do we love supporting local ranchers, but the meat is high-quality, organic, grass-fed, and delicious! My (keto) heart is very happy and our freezer is full! We will definitely be back.


From ordering, to getting my questions answered by the rancher Mr. Fitzpatrick to picking up our meat, we couldn't be more happier. We split a half cow 3 ways and we all got so much meat, delicious meat. Thank you so much, we will definitely order again.


How do you like to enjoy your pig -- roasted, grilled, fried? Some popular ways to cure a pig include bacon, ham, pork chops, sausages, and pulled pork all of which you will find in our whole and half pig products.


Buying in bulk, whether that be a full cow or a half a cow, it is the most cost efficient and affordable way to buy your beef. Whichever option you choose, you can expect that to cost you, on average, $8.50-$9.50 per pound of beef. When buying a cow for meat, there are some important things to remember. Firstly, every cow is different, so the prices will vary based on a number of factors, for example, the weight of the cow. There are three different weights that you should be aware of;


Similar to buying a full cow, when you buy half a cow, one of the main benefits is the economies of scale and subsequent savings you will make from buying in bulk. Not to mention the time saved and convenience of having a constant supply of meat in your freezer. Usually half a cow produces on average between 200 and 250 pounds of beef, which averages out to you paying between $8.50-$9.50 a pound. The meat can also last up to 2-3 years when stored properly & the vacuum sealed packages are not comprised. Still not convinced? Check out our piece explaining if buying half a cow worth it, here.


If you have any more questions about how to buy either a full or half a cow, or any queries relating to pricing, please do not hesitate to contact us on (530) 949-4241, where we would be happy to answer any queries you may have.


At Hayfield Farm, our pricing for half/whole beef is based on the hanging weight. Most farms price their bulk meat this way. Our post, Hanging Weight: Explained, goes into detail about what the hanging weight is and why bulk meat is often priced by the hanging weight.


Our whole beef hang at approximately 800 pounds and our half beef hang at approximately 400 pounds. You can expect approximately 600-650 pounds of meat from a whole cow and 250-300 pounds of meat from a half cow.


Simpson's Meats farms, harvests, and butchers our own cattle. When you purchase a 1/2 cow from Simpson's, we are sending you every cut that we feel most folks would expect to receive from a half cow. Every cow has usually 2 of every cut so, with a 1/2 cow, you get 1 piece of every cut with all of the ground beef put into 1# packages. Buy your family's all-natural freezer beef from a family name that you can trust!


To be able to picture how much beef this is, if you order half a cow Lancaster PA from Rock Haven Family Farms a half steer is going to be approximately 260 pounds of beef in your freezer. It is a custom order, but if you keep as many steaks and roasts as possible, you will have approximately 40% of your beef in ground beef, 30% as roasts, and 30% as steaks and miscellaneous cuts like the beef short ribs.


According to the U.S. department of agriculture, Americans eat approximately 55 pounds of beef per year, which means a half a steer will last a little over a year for a family of four. So a half is a great way to fill your freezer with beef for the next year and there is nothing more convenient than being able to go to the freezer for a dinner!


If you have the freezer space, it is great to buy half a cow Lancaster PA versus a quarter steer because you get the advantage of the price break of going from a quarter to a half, and you can guarantee that you will get your steak thickness and loin section preferences. Most times on a quarter we are able to match up orders so people can get what they want, but with a half it is guaranteed.


If you are looking to buy half a cow Lancaster PA we would be honored to serve you! We truly enjoy getting to connect with each of our customers and helping you get the best cuts for your family! Give us a call today at 717-305-1315 so we can begin the process with you to fill your freezer with local, wholesome beef for your family!


If you need beef to get you through until your half or whole is ready, or don't want this much beef all at once, our 30 lb Beef Box is an excellent option! Its about 1/10 of an animal and will fit nicely in your fridge freezer! Or check out our individual cut offering here.


This deposit will reserve you a whole or half animal cut to your specifications. This is only a deposit, it will be applied to the final purchase price of your beef. Your final payment is due at time of pick up, or prior to delivery via Interac email money transfer, or cash. We do not accept Credit or Debit for payment of these orders!


If you are looking to enjoy nose to tail, want a years supply of beef, or have a family to feed and lots of freezer storage this is a good option for you. Just remember when buying a whole or half animal you are buying by dressed weight, and you will lose 25-35% of the initial weight due to the cutting process and based on your cutting instructions. For more information on this please visit our FAQ page. This deposit is required to reserve an animal for you. This way you are able to specify your cutting instructions.


If you are one that likes to specify cutting instructions and are looking for a whole or half animal, or a years supply of beef, or have a family to feed and lots of freezer storage this is a good option for you. When you order a whole or half animal you are able to specify your own cutting instructions so you get the cuts exactly like you want them. Just remember when buying a whole or half animal you are buying by dressed weight, and you will lose 30-35% of the initial weight due to the cutting process. For more information on this please visit our FAQ page. When you order a whole or half you are able to get all the off cuts and organs if you want them ( heart, tongue, liver, kidneys, knuckle bones, marrow bones, neck bones and oxtail). There is no extra charge for them. Whole and Half animals are only available for pick up, or delivery through out the summer and late fall. We DO NOT stock them. This deposit is required to reserve an animal for you. This way you are able to specify your cutting instructions.


Add the cost for the beef and estimated cost for processing and you have your total investment. The actual cost/lbs. (found by dividing your investment by your estimated total take home weight of 130 lbs. for a quarter or 260 lbs. for a half) will be about $6.67/lbs.. Try getting a prime cut of steak for that price anywhere else!


One of the things the butcher will ask you is what size package you want your hamburger in. Typically, it comes in one, one and a half, or two pounds. That of course depends on your family size and how much meat you usually use when cooking. 041b061a72


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