Rockin' D On The Ridge
Pre-Order 1/2 Beef Spring Harvest 2024 DEPOSIT ONLY
Pre-Order 1/2 Beef Spring Harvest 2024 DEPOSIT ONLY
Price is for DEPOSIT ONLY!
How is beef priced?
Our beef is priced day of slaughter based off the USDA Choice Box rate plus quality premiums. The weight charged for beef is hanging weight, which is the animal minus head, entrails and hide. Our spring beef grade choice plus or prime and are Certified Angus Beef. You won't have to worry about quality. All processing is included in your final invoice. Shipping fees will be added to that rate and you'll pay your final invoice per pound of beef minus your deposit.
How much will I end up spending on 1/4 beef?
The fall beef price was $4.62 per pound hanging weight. Spring beef is generally a little leaner than Fall beef. The high price for the year is in the spring. Our best guess looking at market trends is around $5 per pound. Take home average price in the fall was $5.33 per meat weight with a 63% cutout. Meaning that 63% of the harvested animal hang weight was viable meat.
We will contact you regarding your preferred cuts. Please call the office at 217-659-7832 for assistance with your cuts if you're unsure. We will email you a cut sheet to fill out that has choices like steak thickness, roast weight and how many cuts you would like vs just ground beef. If you want to grind your whole beef and are not interested in whole carcass usage and getting many different cuts, it is more cost effective to purchase ground beef bundles.
Our 1/2 Angus beef package is the perfect solution for those looking to stock up on high-quality, premium beef. Coming in at a hanging weight of 350-450 lbs., this package includes a variety of cuts from an entire Angus cow, providing a diverse selection of meat for all your cooking needs. You will receive a mix of steaks, roasts, ground beef, and other cuts, all carefully selected and packaged to ensure the highest quality.
Steaks are standard cut bone out at ⅞” thickness for Sirloin and New York Strips and 1” thickness for Filet and Ribeye. Ribeye sandwich slices are slices at ⅜” thickness. Roasts are standard cut between 2-3 lbs. Bone In cuts are available on pre-order beef ONLY. Brisket is cut into point and flat ends unless requested left whole.
What's Included? (estimate)
- 4 packages (2- 6 oz.) Filet Steak
- 6 packages (2 - 12 oz.) Ribeye Steak
- 8 packages (2 - 10 oz.) NY Strip Steak
- 5 Sirloin Tip Steaks
- 5 Sirloin Steaks
- 2 Flank Steaks
- 9 (2-3 lbs.) Chuck Roast
- 3 (2-3 lb.) Rump Roast
- 4 (1 lb. ) Stew Meat
- 4 lbs Short Ribs
- 9 packages (2 - ½ lb) Cube Steaks
- 1 Brisket (Point and Flat)
- 8 Soup Bones
- 50 (1 lb. pkgs.) Ground Beef
- 30 (4 - 4 oz./1/4 lb packages) Ground Beef Patties
Heart, Liver Tongue and OxTail added at request.
You'll get to enjoy a little bit of everything with this 1100 portion great-value ½ beef. Check this out...
We've included a variety of our top-selling bone out steaks and juicy, flavorful roasts and 1/4 pound burgers that are perfect for the grill.
We've added stew meat and more ground beef so you can stock the freezer for chili, tacos, burgers, casseroles and more. If comfort foods are more your style you'll be set with hearty roasts and stew.
Rockin' D On The Ridge 1/2 Beef Box is perfect for individuals or families who need help meal planning or are serious about eating nutrient dense beef.
Our animals are raised with great care on healthy soils that have been built over decades. If you're looking to stock up the 1/2 Beef Box is your best bet.
Lastly, for added convenience, we can even SHIP this customer favorite directly to your front door or air cargo for a reduced charge. Your items will arrive frozen and backed by our 100% Guarantee.
NOTE: On Pre-Order ONLY available on 1/2 and whole beef, heart, tongue, tail, sweetbreads, liver and brisket as well as options for bone-in cuts like t-bones, bone-in prime rib roast, tomahawk ribeyes, soup bones, short ribs, ect. Please don't hesitate to ask if we have 1/2 cuts available if you're interested. We may be able to swap them out or mix and match between cows.
How much meat can I expect to get?
The average ready-to-butcher Angus cow weighs 1,150 pounds. This can vary a lot, depending on breed, finishing and management of the producer marketing the animal.
Once the animal is butchered and hide, head and internal organs removed, it usually weighs about 62 percent of the live weight. This is called the hanging weight. On that 1,150 pound animal that would be about 713 pounds.
Most producers figure the quarter/half/whole price based on the hanging weight.
After the beef hangs and ages for two to three weeks, which tenderizes and develops flavor in the meat (and also shrinks a little as some of the water evaporates) the carcass is broken down further, and excess bone, connective tissue and fat is removed.
About 21 percent of the hanging weight is removed in this process, leaving about 563 pounds of edible meat from a whole animal.
So, if you pay (for example) $3.25 a pound, figured on hanging weight, the actual price per pound will be about $4.35, if it processes according to the averages. Most custom meat processors charge from $.90 to $1.20 per pound, hanging weight, to process, so you’ll be looking at about $5.12 total, per pound for processed beef.
Keep in mind that includes all steaks, hamburger, roasts, ribs, etc.
How much of that will be hamburger?
How much hamburger you get depends somewhat on how you order it. Hamburger comes from the parts of the animal that are too tough or difficult to cook, or are too small to cook as steaks or roasts. If you don’t cook roasts or flat iron steaks, for example, you can ask to have those ground. If you don’t ask for any special cuts, on average, about 38 percent of the edible portion of the animal will be ground into hamburger. So on our average 637-pound animal, you’d expect about 242 pounds of hamburger.
Can I buy just hamburger?
Maybe. Some people may be selling animals that are older and less tender than a typical butcher animal, and may be most suitable for hamburger, rather than cutting into steaks and roasts. In that case, unless they’re labeled for resale, those animals would need to be sold by the half or quarter as well.
What is “hanging weight”?
Hanging weight is how much the carcass weighs after it’s skinned and the head and internal organs are removed. This is usually about 62 percent of the live weight of the animal, and what most private beef sellers base their per-pound cost on.
The butcher shop wants “cutting orders.” What does that mean?
“Cutting orders” are how you want your meat cut and packaged. This includes how much fat you want in your burger (standard is usually 85% lean), how thick you want your steaks, how much hamburger you want in a package (usually 1-2 pounds) how many steaks per package, whether you want round steaks tenderized, cubed or left alone, what size you want the roasts, whether you want the ribeye as steaks or roasts. There are a lot of questions, and many processors have a “cut sheet” they ask the customer to fill out in person, or over the phone. You can also decide if you want the organ meats, like the liver, heart and tongue, plus soup bones, ox tail and tallow (extra fat they trim off).