How long can I keep frozen beef?
For best quality, keep frozen the vacuumed packed meat and consume within 9 to 12 months. It can be left in the freezer much longer, and still be edible.
Will it fit in my freezer?
As a general rule of thumb you should plan for 35 lbs of meat per cubic foot of freezer space. A standard kitchen fridge/freezer combo is around 7 cubic feet meaning that if it were totally empty (Not likely) then you could fit 245 lbs. of beef in there (a half plus some). If you’re like most people and don’t have much space in the freezer, you may wish to invest in a deep freezer.
How do I get it?
For your convenience, we offer delivery. Here are some sample delivery prices: Houston Area ($50 +/-), Dallas ($35 +/-) and free for 50 miles in the surrounding area. If you don’t want to use the delivery option, you can pick up at our ranch.
How much beef comes in a quarter, half, or whole?
There are specific weighing conventions used in the beef industry as standard.
1). Live Weight: is obvious, so that’s easy the averages weight per animal have been around 1000 pounds.
2 ). Hanging weight: is the weight reported by the slaughterhouse after killing, bleed-out, removing the skin and any unusable portions of the cow. Hanging weight averages 58-62% of the Live weight. Hanging weight is also the method used for our pricing.
3). Packaged weight: is how much actual product that you can put back into your freezer. Due to removal of unusable items (bones, grizzle, etc.) and shrinkage approximately 65% of the hanging weight will be your package weight.