Whole/ Half Beef + Pork

The
BASICS

» 1 cow can yield about 460 lbs of beef, which would cost around $3,300
» 1 pig can yield about 145 lbs of pork, which would cost around $1,200
» These options can save 10% or more on retail prices

The
PROCESS

» You choose Beef or Pork, your size and date, + place a $100 deposit
» We'll walk you through your choice of cuts over the phone
» When it's ready, you'll pay the rest + pick up your meat

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Our quality meats
at a great price

 


PASTURE-RAISED
NO ANTIBIOTICS
NO GMO FEEDS
NO CHEMICALS
100% GRASSFED BEEF

The Nitty Gritty

1 Choose your size +date. Place your $100 deposit.

You pick whole or half, the date your animal is processed, and place your deposit (deposits are non-refundable). You'll get an email confirmation when your order has processed, and a link to set up a time to talk with us.

2 We walk through your order with you, then send it off to process.

We'll set up a time to call you, and help you with your butchering options using our cut sheets. You can access a copy of the cut sheets ahead of time in the email links we'll send.

3 In a couple weeks, your order is ready. You pay the remainder + pick up your meat.

It typically takes 2 to 4 weeks from the dates listed to process your cow or pig. We'll notify you when your order is in and send your final invoice before your scheduled pick up.

Cost breakdowns + freezer space tips below

Wondering what meats you'll get with your order? Keep scrolling!

 

The Cost Breakdown

The weights used below are a sample. Exact weights will vary animal to animal.

BEEF

Whole Cow

Half Cow

Sample Hanging Weight

(The weight used to determine cost)

570 lbs

285 lbs

Pounds of Meat Yielded

463 lbs

232 lbs

Price Per Hanging Weight

$4.80 / lb $4.90 / lb

Estimated Processing Fee

(Varies depending on how simple or 'fancy' your cut requests are)

 $1.00 / lb $1.00 / lb

Total Sample Cost

(Includes Processing Fee)

$3,308

$1,682

Cost if you purchased this Retail

(Includes organs/bones)

$3,794 $1,897

Savings*

(See savings notes below)

$486 or 14%

$215 or 12%

PORK

Whole Pig

Half Pig

Sample Hanging Weight

(Weight used to determine cost)

200 lbs 100 lbs

Pounds of Meat Yielded

160 lbs

80 lbs

Price Per Hanging Weight

$3.40 / lb
$3.55 / lb

Estimated Processing Fee

(Varies depending on how simple or 'fancy' your cut requests are)

 $1.50 / lb $1.50 / lb

Total Sample Cost

(Includes Processing Fee)

$1078

$549

Cost if you purchased this Retail

$1223 $611

Savings*

(See savings notes below)

$145 or 12%

$62 or 10%

*Savings will depend on how you have your beef or pork butchered, and whether or not you elect to keep the bones.

for BEEF: Choosing bone-in steaks/roasts and keeping the bones and organs will generate maximum savings versus retail. Boneless steaks/roasts, additional grinding, and not keeping any of the bones will reduce the savings.

for PORK: Choosing bone-in chop/roasts and keeping the bones and organs will generate maximum savings versus retail. Boneless chops/roasts, additional grinding, and not keeping any of the bones will reduce the savings.

How many pounds of meat could my freezer hold?


If you’re trying to determine how much meat can fit in your size freezer, try this rule of thumb:

1 cubic ft of freezer space may hold about 20 to 30 lbs of packaged meat.



(see examples below)
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FREEZER

EXAMPLE #1

"The Modern"

This is roughly a 27 to 28 cubic ft. refrigerator.

It has a freezer capacity of about 9 cubic ft.

About 180 to 270 lbs of frozen meat could fit inside.

That's one quarter to one half of a cow.

And up to one whole pig.

 

FREEZER

EXAMPLE #2

"The Classic"

This is roughly an 18 cubic ft. refrigerator.

It has a freezer capacity of about 4 cubic ft.

About 80 to 120 lbs of frozen meat could fit inside.

That's a little less than a quarter of a cow.

And about one half to one whole pig.

 

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Meat You'll Take Home

We'll walk you through your choice of cuts for your custom order. But these examples will give you a good idea of the meats you'll take home.

From a Whole Cow

114 lbs Bones 6 lbs Denver Steak
22.5 lbs Sirloin Steak 2 lbs Kidney
159 lbs Ground Beef 3 lbs Chuck Eye 44.5 lbs Shaved Steak 2 lbs Tail
23 lbs Short Ribs 3 lbs Ranch Steak
2 lbs Tri Tip 2.25 lbs Heart
18 lbs Stew Meat 2 lb Flank Steak
11 lbs Liver 1.5 lbs Skirt
17 lbs Rib Eye Steak
8.5 lbs Porterhouse 2 lbs Tongue  
4.5 lbs Flat Iron 14.5 lbs T-Bone 1.25 lbs Hanging Tender  

 In this example, we ground the brisket, cut chuck roast as stew meat, and had rounds cut as shaved beef.

From a Whole Pig

34 lbs Shoulder Roasts 1 lb Tenderloin 4.5 lbs Short Ribs 12 lbs Bones
38 lbs Cured and Smoked Ham Roasts 15 lbs Chops 19 lbs Bacon  
9 lbs Boneless Loin Roasts 0.7 lbs Baby Back Ribs 15 lbs Bratwurst Sausages  

In this example, the hams and bacon cured and smoked. If you ground the hams or didn't cure the pork belly into bacon, it would cost even less.

Got Questions?

Call (540) 935-0600 | Email your farmer at jesse@whiffletreefarmva.com

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