What happens when we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef?
When we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef we require a deposit at which time we schedule a slaughter date with the butcher. The deposit can be made through our website here or you can call and we will take the order over the phone.
Once the beef is ready for delivery we will call you and set up a delivery date, time and location. The balance due will be payable at delivery. When the cow goes to the processor it will be slaughtered within 24 hours. The beef will then dry-age in a climate controlled cooler for 10-14 days before being cut. The reason it is dry aged, is that dry-aging helps tenderize the meat. Cutting, packaging and freezing takes another 2-3 days, so your order will be ready for delivery about 4-6 weeks after the date the animal went to the processor. ( Corona Virus is causing extended delays ) We will pick up the meat at the processor and deliver it free to your door within 100 miles of Fayetteville NC inside North Carolina only.
If you want to order a quarter please read this. If you are interested in a half, or whole skip this paragraph:
If you ordered a quarter, what you will receive is commonly called a “split half.” we evenly divide the cuts in the whole cow to make it a fair offering. This will somewhat limit how you can have your beef cut, as it is a compromise with the other customer, who will be sharing the half. Again, this applies only to quarter orders.
What will your beef cost?
The cost is $/lb hanging weight on quarters depending on the amount. Again, this does include processing, which runs about $2.50 per pound, $320 slaughter fee, packing and boxing fees plus butcher services tax and fees.. The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass, before it is processed into individual cuts. Your take home weight of meat will be about 15%-29% less depending on how much moisture is removed in the dry aging process.
Average hanging weights:
Quarter: 145-175 lbs x price /lb = approximately $ total price for the meat. Deposit to order is $350, balance due on delivery . Every cow will vary slightly based on weight.
Here is an example on a quarter :
then subtract the deposit $350
$1250 would be balance remaining.