We are now taking orders for our 2019 grass fed beef quarters!
A group will go to the locker the second week of each month, February through April. They’ll hang 2 to 3 weeks (your choice), and be ready for you to pick up the beginning of the following month.
Price is $3.60/# on the hanging weight.
Processing will be by County Line Locker, Riceville. Last year processing for a standard set of cuts was around 95 cents/# on the hanging weight.
To give you an idea of total cost on a 150# quarter:
150# @ $3.60 = $540 in the meat
150# @ $0.95 = $142.50 in the processing
Total of $682.50.
Take-home packaged weight is around 105# (depending on what cuts you have done).
$682.50 / 105# = $6.50/#
Our ground beef price is $6.75/#, so by purchasing a quarter you get all of your steaks, roasts, etc. for less than the price of ground beef!
Of course, these are sample numbers only. Your actual processing costs and take-home packaged weight will vary, depending on the actual hanging weight and what cuts you have done.
For more information on what options you have for processing, please see this guide from Iowa State University Extension.