A whole beef is approximately 500 pounds- hanging weight. You’d pay $5.20/pound on the hanging weight. After the cuts are made and packaged, you’d have approximately 320 pounds of take home meat.
An estimated cost of a Whole Beef share is $2600. Since we finish the cows based on many factors, the hanging weight and price can vary up to 15%-20%.
The deposit would be $600.
Helpful Info Regarding Beef Share Program
Regardless if you purchase a quarter, half, or whole beef, you pay by the hanging weight. ($5.20/ pound Hanging Weight) This price includes all processing fees. Plus, you do not go to the processor to pick up your order. You will pick up your beef share from The Cider Barn in Montvale, Virginia. FAQ
To figure out a fair estimate of what your share could be, multiply $5.20 by the average hanging weight. Keep in mind, cattle vary in size.
If you order patties, organ meat, or single package steaks, there’s an upcharge. That’s the only upcharge you’ll see in our process!
Keep in mind that you are purchasing a portion of the whole when you purchase a beef share. We do not offer front or back quarters; it’s simply a percentage of the entire available beef.
Regardless of the size of your order, you can expect that your purchase of meat will be approximately comprised of 50% Ground Beef, 30% Roasts, 20% Steaks. At the time of signing the contract, a Cut Sheet will be available for you to select cuts you’re interested in.
All meat is vacuumed-sealed and frozen at pick up.
*Hanging weight per pound costs may vary based on current market.