Stock up and buy in bulk! You'll need a deep freezer if you don't already have one to purchase a half, whole, or quarter. The rule of thumb is one cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 – 40 pounds of packaged meat. A quarter of beef will easily fit into a 5 -7 cubic foot chest freezer. A half beef needs about 8 cubic feet.
The price is $6.50 per pound for whole, $6.95 for half, and $7.95 for quarters, based off the hanging weight of the animal. You can have it cut however you like. You may call Matthew with questions. 205-936-6120
Typically expect a 600-pound hanging weight for a whole beef, so total cost is around $3,900. (Final price will be determined at processing)
A half is approximately 300 pounds, at total cost of $2,085 on average. (Final price will be determined at processing)
1/4 is 150 lbs at total cost of $1,192 on average. (Final price will be determined at processing)
These are hanging weights, so the cuts you receive back will not total 600, 300, or 150 pounds, even if you kept all the bones and fat.
Generally the cuts you'd receive in a quarter beef would include:
The price charged is a deposit on your order. Our costs include processing and packaging. Your meat will all be vacuum-sealed, labeled, and frozen.
Marble Creek Farmstead is a sustainable family farm specializing in pasture-raised meats and eggs. Our beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, getting rotated to fresh grass frequently. They’re never given any hormones or antibiotics or feed besides hay and alfalfa in the winter. We use heritage breeds of cattle, including British White, Red Devons, and South Poll. Some of our beef cows are raised here on the Farmstead and some are raised at a partner farm (Hurricane Branch) in Deatsville, AL. We have our own USDA-inspected meat processing plant right here on the farm.