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GRASS FED BEEF FROM THE RANCH

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★ Eighth Beef
While the package weight is different for each animal, over the last number of years the average final packaged size of an eighth has been around 45 pounds. The average hanging weight is 60 pounds but again, the hanging weight can vary, as much as 10 pounds either way.

  • Recommended for smaller families with 1-2 adults, 1 child
  • Will take up to 75% of a standard-sized freezer or a 25% small chest freezer
  • Meal Planning: About 6 months of meals at 2 pounds per week

steaks★ Quarter Beef
While the package weight is different for each animal, over the last number of years the average final packaged weight of a quarter has been around 90 pounds of beef. The average hanging weight is 130 pounds but again, this varies animal to animal and the hanging weight can vary as much as 20 pounds either way.

  • Recommended for families with 1-2 adults and a kid or two
  • Will take up a small chest freezer or 25% of small upright freezer (14 cu. ft.)
  • Meal Planning: About 6 months of meals at 4 pounds per week

steaks★ Half Beef
While the package weight is different for each animal, over the last number of years the average final packaged weight of a half has been around 200 pounds of beef. The average hanging weight is 250 pounds but again, this varies animal to animal and the hanging weight can vary as much as 50 pounds either way.

  • Recommended for large families with 2 adults and 2-5 older kids
  • Will take up to 50% of a large upright freezer (20 cu.ft.)
  • Meal Planning: A whole year of meals at 4 pounds per week

steaks★ Whole Beef
While the package weight is different for each animal, over the last number of years the average final packaged weight of a half has been around 350-400 pounds of beef. The average hanging weight is 500-600 pounds but again, this varies animal to animal and the hanging weight can vary as much as 120 pounds either way.

  • Twice what is in a half, of course. Recommended for large families with 2 adults and 2-5 older kids
  • Will take up almost all of a large upright freezer (20 cu.ft.)
  • Meal Planning: A whole year of meals at 8 pounds per week

FREEZER SPACE & HOW MUCH YOU MAY WANT TO PURCHASE:

A quarter of beef needs about 4 cubic feet. We use 1 deep shelf, and both of the two bins at the bottom of the fridge, along with some of the storage on the door for a quarter. We have typically more than half of the fridge space left. The rule of thumb is one cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 – 40 pounds of packaged meat. A quarter of beef will easily fit into a 5 -7 cubic foot chest freezer.

  • A half beef needs about 8 cubic feet.
  • You should plan for at least 16-17 cu.ft. freezer space for a whole beef.
  • This will also vary a little bit with the freezer design.
  • Needed freezer space varies with the choice of cuts and packaged weights also.

What’s Generally Included:

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35% Roasts & Misc Cuts
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40% Ground Beef