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 text or call Matthew with questions. 205-936-6120
The whole process from your purchase to picking up your product will take at least a month. We need enough folks to purchase quarters to make up a whole cow, then we select a cow, secure a harvesting date, hang for 2 weeks or so to dry age, and then cut, vacuum-seal and label, freeze, and box your order. This is a non-refundable deposit, since we're harvesting an animal for you and there will be costs associated with that process as soon as you purchase.
Typically expect a 600-pound hanging weight for a whole beef, so total cost (including deposit, not in addition to it) is around $3,900. (Final price will be determined at processing based on weight)
A half is approximately 300 pounds, at total cost of $2,085 on average. (Final price will be determined at processing)
A quarter is about 150 pounds, at total cost of $1,192 on average. (Final price will be determined at processing)
These are based on 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.