Our cattle are hormone and antibiotic free and are processed in a federally inspected USDA facility. They are sold by the whole, side or quarter and we also offer small packages. When selling them as sides, meaning you are purchasing an entire side of beef that can be split with a friend or relative. You have it cut to your specifications (steaks, roasts, size of packaging, etc.) and pick it up in at the farm in Shapleigh, Me. (The cost for cutting to your specifications is $6.00 per pound based on the hanging weight)
The quarters are mixed quarters, meaning you receive a quarter of beef with cuts from both the front and hind ends. When purchasing a quarter the customer doesn’t have the option of having it cut to their specifications. We have quarters available with plenty of cuts and burger as well as the option of roasts or no roasts depending on what is preferred.
The price is $5.50 per pound, hanging weight. Note: the finished cut weight will be 30 – 40% less than the hanging weight. Taking into account each animal finishes differently and depending on how you fill out your cut sheet and how much bone/ fat is discarded by the butcher will all play a factor in how the animal yields. For example, a side would weigh between 350 and 450 pounds and cost $1,800, at the 360 pound mark. This processed beef yielded with the hanging weight of 360 yielded 265 pounds (73%) of useable cuts. Generally, cuts are: 60% steaks, roasts, and stew and 40% ground beef.
Packages are sold at a different price per lb. by the individual cut.
A quarter of beef pictured below.