Beef by the Quarter
How much meat comes in a quarter beef?
A finished cut & wrapped, boxed quarter weighs 100-125 pounds, depending on the size of the steer. Beef is dense and takes up very little room. A quarter beef will be packed in 3 to 4 boxes. Each box measures 20" x 14.5" x 6.5".
What cuts do I get in a quarter beef?
Steaks (cut 1" thick and packed individually):
Roasts (2.5-3.5lb average):
Do I receive only the front or rear quarter?
Beef is processed by the side. Once the side is processed into finished, wrapped portions it is sorted into even quarters and boxed.
How is the hanging weight price reflected in the finished meat price?
Our price is based on the hanging weight of the carcass before it is processed into cuts. Our USDA processor weighs the carcass by the half. We pay the processing fees based on this weight and price the beef by this same weight. The $8.00/lb price is based on the hanging weight translates to about $11.75/lb for the finished cuts once the bone and excess fat is discarded. This price is very competitive with premium retail beef prices when you average the cuts.
Why is there a $1,000 deposit required?
The quarters generally cost from $1,100 to $1,400 depending on the weight. We can't hold beef for customers without knowing it is indeed sold. We will send you a final bill (or refund) based on the official USDA weight once it is reported to us.
Do I need a special freezer?
A small chest freezer works great, and they are very reliable. 7 cubic feet is the smallest we recommend for a quarter beef.
A quarter of our premium Wagyu beef, butchered, vacuum sealed and frozen. A quarter beef costs $8/lb, based on hanging weight. Average total price for a quarter is $1,100 to $1,400.
For a half or whole beef, please order corresponding quarters (for example please order two quarters to receive a half). Each quarter requires a $1,000 deposit.
*We are now accepting orders for our Summer Harvest.*
Pick up options are at the IGFC in Bow, Lynnwood Rendezvous, or Lopez Island. You will be asked to select your pick up option during the checkout process.
866 Bakerview Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261