Every animal is a little different, but on average you will get approximately 200 pounds of beef. At approximately $1,262 per half an animal, you are paying $6.30/pound for the finished product. What a great deal considering tenderloin runs around $18.99/pound!
The butcher will work with you directly to breakdown your beef to fit your needs! Below is an example of a classic Half Beef Cut Out:
1/2 Beef weighing about 300 pounds hanging:
12 T-Bones Steaks 3/4"
12 Rib Steaks 3/4"
8 Sirloin Steaks 3/4"
8 Round Steaks
2 Sirloin Tip roasts (3lbs.)
6 Chuck Roasts (4lbs.)
4 Arm Roasts (3lbs.)
2 Rump Roasts (3lbs.)
8 Pkgs. Stew Meat (1lb.)
4 Pkgs. Short Ribs
4 Pkgs. Soup Bone
80-100 lbs. of Ground Beef
Let's talk economics!
Average Hanging Weight for 1/2 of an Animal: 300 lbs. (60% of Live Weight)
300 lbs. x $3.39/lb. = $1,017.00
Approximate Processing Fee: $0.70/lb x 300lbs. = $210.00
Kill Fee = $35.00 (Check with butcher for processing fees)
Total Price less delivery: $1,262.00