Whole Cow - Deposit - May 2023

Whole Cow - Deposit - May 2023

Final cost determined by hanging weight

Please note, this is a deposit only and balance is due prior to pickup.

Buy in bulk and save with a whole beef custom processed to your specifications.

Final price is calculated based on $4.25/lb hanging weight for a whole share. Estimated final price is between $2,550 with estimated hanging weight of 600 lbs.

Final price will be determined by final weight. Once item is weighed, you will receive an invoice with the amount due minus your deposit. You will receive a receipt for the final charge. Processing fees will be paid directly to the processor at pickup.

How much on average does a whole beef animal cost?

For a 1000-pound steer, the approximate hanging weight would be 600 pounds, giving you a purchase price of $2,550. With that estimated hanging weight, processing fees will be $615, giving you a total purchase price of $3,165.

With a typical yield of 66% of the hanging weight, you should take home about 400 pounds of cut beef for a final cost of $7.92 per pound. Your cost is based on hanging weight and your final yield will vary due to moisture loss during dry aging and your specific cut selections.

How will my meat be packaged?

Each piece will be vacuum sealed in clear packaging and labeled with the name of the cut.

What should I expect through the whole process, from deposit to pickup?

  • After placing your order online and securing your beef with the deposit, you will receive an email with a cut sheet and directions for completing the cut sheet and returning to us via email by the date provided. As you fill out your cut sheet please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. If anything is unclear when we receive the cut sheets back we will contact you with questions.
  • We will deliver the animal to the processing facility, which is Thompson's Meat Processing in Floyd, Virginia.
  • Approximately 2 weeks prior to your pick-up date, you will receive a detailed email with your final balance. This balance will NOT include the processing fees, which are paid to the processor when you pick-up your order. Final payments to C&F Farms are due prior to the pick-up date provided in the email.
  • When you arrive at the processor they will accept your payment for the processing and bring your beef out to you. Make sure to bring enough coolers or boxes!
  • You can make your final payment via cash, check, or credit card.

How much storage space do I need?

Many people ask how much freezer storage space they will need. As a general rule of thumb you should plan for 1 cubic foot of freezer space per 35-40 pounds of meat. (1 cubic foot of space is roughly the size of a full large brown grocery bag.) For example, a half beef share final product weighs approximately 190-210 pounds. So you should plan for 4.75-5.5 cubic feet.