Beef By The Side
If you've never ordered with us before, we encourage you to read this page completely. There is some information below that you need to know. Once you're ready to order, give us a call.

Pricing & Payment Options

The price of our beef can fluctuate depending on many different factors. To get our current price, please contact us. Our prices are based on hanging weight and are usually sold as a half beef (approximately 375 lbs.) or a quarter beef (half of a half, approximately 185 lbs.). We can usually give better prices on quantities greater than a half beef.

A Word about Hanging Weight

All of our beef is priced based on Hanging Weight. Hanging weight is the weight of the beef after it’s been butchered but before it’s been sliced up. Think of it as a big piece of meat hanging in the butcher’s freezer, or if you’re a Rocky fan, think of it as a punching bag. Some of this is bone that will be removed and fat that will be trimmed. Typically, 65% of the hanging weight will end up in packages. This number includes the variety meats such as liver, heart, tongue, tripe, sweetbreads and brains. The actual weight that ends up in your packages can vary by as much as 10% or more depending on how you have your beef processed. The weight that ends up in your freezer depends on what cuts of meat you choose (boneless, like Stips and Filets or bone-in like T-bones), whether you have bones removed from your roasts, whether you have the butcher aggressively trim fat, and whether you get the variety meats. While this may seem overwhelming, please keep in mind that regardless of how you have your beef processed, you are getting the same amount of meat after the butcher starts cutting as was there before he started cutting. The only difference is the bones and fat.

We currently offer delivery to the St. Louis metro area, the Kansas City metro area, and most of nothern Missouri. If you are outside these areas, please call us and we'll do our best to help you determine the cost of delivering or shipping your beef.

Our Guarantee
We guarantee the quality of our beef. If you're dissatisfied with your beef for any reason, we'll make it right. It's that simple. We stand behind our products so you can order with complete confidence.

Information You Need To Know

Before you order, there are a few things you need to know.
  1. All of our beef is All-Natural, Hormone-Free Angus Beef. For more information, visit the Farm, Family, & Beef page.
  2. You can choose the way you want your beef cut. If you want more hamburger and fewer roasts, it’s completely up to you. You can even get it all as hamburger--the most delicious hamburger you’ve ever eaten. If you're unsure about how you want your beef processed, our butcher would be happy to help you determine the optimum way to process your beef.
  3. A full beef consists of around 750 lbs. of beef hanging weight. We split this into halves and quarters as needed. Obviously, we’re still talking about a lot of beef, so you’ll need a freezer. A quarter of beef will require about 4 cu. ft. of freezer space, and a half will require about 7.5 cu. ft. of freezer space.
  4. The beef is typically aged 14-21 days. This increases the tenderness and flavor of the beef. We feel this is the optimum length of time to age our beef, but if you'd like your beef aged longer, please let us know and we'd be happy to accomodate you.
  5. The beef isn’t treated with any preservatives. It’s cut and immediately frozen at very cold temperatures ("flash frozen"), which locks in the freshness and flavor and prevents spoilage without the use of chemicals.
If you have more questions or want more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Typical Cuts and Quantities

The numbers below represent the typical cuts and quantities for a side of beef. Keep in mind that this will vary depending on the size of the beef when it's butchered. Each row represents a particular part of the beef and the way it can be cut. If there are certain cuts not listed that you would prefer, please let us know. We'd be happy to work with you. Hamburger can be packaged as pre-formed patties for a small additional fee.

T-bone Strips & Filets   14-18
Rib-eye Club Steak   12-14
Sirloin Steak K.C. Strip   12-14
Ground Beef     50 lbs
Minute/Cubed Steak Round Steak Swiss Steak 14 slices
Beef Roast Chuck Roast Arm Roast 36 lbs
Brisket     1
Beef Boils      
Short Ribs      
Soup Bones      
Peak Roast     6 lbs
Rump Roast     9 lbs
Flank Steak     1
Stew Meat      
Liver & Heart      

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