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Butcher Hanging Beef

How To Order Quarter, Half & Whole Beef

By purchasing a quarter, half or whole beef you get the most bang for your buck. However, it is a bulk purchase and is much different than selecting one package of steaks to buy for dinner tonight.

Each year we offer a limited number of animals for bulk beef.


Hanging Weight

Our bulk beef are sold on hanging weight which is the weight of the carcass in the butcher's cooler. All of our beef is dry aged for a minimum of 14 days to provide tender and falvourful products. 


Take Home Weight

Take home weight is the weight of the beef products you will take home once it is cut & wrapped at the butcher's. Take home weight is less than hanging weight because your butcher will cut out excess bone, fat and gristle off of your meat.

Each individual animal is unique. Hanging weight, and take home weight, will vary depending on the age, size, sex and breed of the animal among other factors. Your take home weight is approximately 65% of the hanging weight depending on your cutting instructions. For example, requesting boneless steaks will reduce your take home weight compared to ordering rib and t-bone steaks.
Whole Beef - A whole carcass averages 825 lbs hanging weight.

Half Beef -A half averages 412 lbs hanging weight.

Quarter Beef - A quarter averages 206 lbs hanging weight.


KB Ranch Beef is sold as a quarter, half and whole beef. The price is charged by hanging weight. Customers have the option of supplying custom cutting instructions including thickness of steaks, size of roasts and type of cuts.

We'll walk you through the process and explain the different cut options. 

Price for Beef:
We charge $5.50/lb hanging weight which includes cutting and wrapping by Sunrise Meats & Sausage
Value-added products such as pepperettes, jerky, sausages and hamburger patties are subject to additional costs.

*A $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of ordering with the balance to be paid before products are picked up at Sunrise Meats or at KB Ranch*

*A quarter is subject to a $15 splitting fee as it will include part of the front quarter and part of the hind quarter*


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