Beef Share FAQs

Frequently asked questions:

What is included in the price?  We cover all expenses - the cost of raising the cow, transportation to/from the processor, all butcher/processing costs, and delivery on our scheduled delivery trips.  The beef you receive is vacuum packaged and frozen in the cuts listed. 

How much freezer storage space is required?  We recommend about 1 cubic foot of freezer storage space for 30 lbs of beef.  Quarter beef share will take up about 5-6 cubic feet.  A household refrigerator with freezer attached usually has about 4-5 cubic feet of freezer space, so for a quarter or half cow we recommend a deep freezer. 

Do you have beef bones available?  Yes - please contact us if you'd like beef bones for broth and we'll include with the beef share purchase.

How long can I keep beef in my freezer? Beef from our farm is vacuum sealed right after it's cut for optimal freezer longevity!  If stored in a deep freezer at sub-zero temps, beef can be stored for 8-12+ months with no difference in taste or eating experience.

How much beef is in a whole cow?  Live weight: ~1220 lbs.  Hanging weight of a pasture raised steer is about 57-60% of that: 720 lbs.  After 21-day dry aging, deboning, and trimming, that 720 lbs carcass will produce about 440 lbs of beef.  1/4th is 110 lbs.