Rockin' D On The Ridge
Our Whole Angus beef package is the perfect solution for those looking to stock up on high-quality, premium beef. Whole side of Beef will have a hanging weight of 600-750 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)
- 8 packages (2- 6 oz.) Filet Steak
- 12 packages (2 - 12 oz.) Ribeye Steak
- 16 packages (2 - 10 oz.) NY Strip Steak
- 10 Sirloin Tip Steaks
- 10 Sirloin Steaks
- 4 Flank Steaks
- 18 (2-3 lbs.) Chuck Roast
- 6 (2-3 lb.) Rump Roast
- 8 (1 lb. ) Stew Meat
- 18 packages (2 - ½ lb) Cube Steaks
- 2 Brisket (Point and Flat)
- 16 Soup Bones
- 100 (1 lb. pkgs.) Ground Beef
- 60 (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 Whole 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.
With the option for plenty of ground beef and stew meat, 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 Full Beef Box is perfect for individuals or families who need help meal planning or are serious about eating nutrient dense beef throughout the week.
Our animals are raised with great care on healthy soils that have been built over decades. If you're looking to stock up the Full 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.
Want a Custom Order?
We will send you a cut sheet and walk you through the ordering process if you need assistance selecting cuts for your beef order. Don't hesitate to call our office M-F, 8:30 AM - 4 PM for assistance at 217-659-7832.
NOTE: On Pre-Order ONLY available on 1/2 and whole beef, heart, tongue, tail, tripe, liver and brisket as well as options for bone-in cuts like t-bones, bone-in prime rib roast or steaks, tomahawk ribeyes, arm roasts, soup bones, short ribs, tri-tip ect. to really maximize your take-home weight and minimize waste.
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).