Where your Cuts Of Beef Come From
A Whole animal has two sides. Each Side of beef has two Quarters, a Fore and Hind quarter.
When you order a quarter beef these two will be equally mixed when the half is split. Your "mixed quarter" will contain a portion of each. The actual weight of wrapped beef cuts will depend on animal size, cut efficiency and your choices below.
A Whole beef provides approximately 400 lbs of wrapped individual cuts and comfortably feeds a family of 4-5 for a year.
A Half beef provides approximately 200 lbs of wrapped individual cuts and,
A Quarter beef approximately 100 lbs.
the Fore Quarter includes:
a. Rib Roasts and Steaks (12 lbs. or 9%)
b. Boneless Stew Meat (6 lbs. or 4%)
c. Short Ribs (4 lbs. or 3%)
d. Hamburger-Ground Chuck (38 lbs. or 26%)
e. Chuck Roasts and Steaks (37 lbs. or 26%)
the Hind Quarter includes:
a. T-bones and Club Steak (18 lbs or 14%)
b. Sirloin Steak, Roasts 16 lbs. or 12%)
c. Round Steaks or Roasts (29 lbs. or 22%)
d. Rump Roast-boneless (8 lbs. or 6%)
e. Flank Steak (2 lbs. or 2%)
f. Hamburger-Ground Round/Tip (16 lbs. or 12%)
(Please remember this is a natural product and it will vary in size, all weights are approximate and the % above are based on a standard frame beef; yours is a smaller frame animal and should cut at a higher efficiency. The % is of an entire side)