First Time Ordering in Bulk?

First time buying in bulk from a rancher?

All of the terminology and cost explained!

Ordering a Whole, Half, or Quarter Beef from your local rancher is the best way to get the most bang for your buck without sacrificing quality! We get a lot of questions from first time customers, and want to address them here so you can be confident when making your very first beef order with us.

Basic Terminology:

Live Weight: How much the animal weighs when it's out in the pasture.  
Hanging Weight: This is how much the animal weighs "on the hook", or after it's been slaughtered. Hanging weight about 55% meat, but still includes bones and trim.
"Cut and Wrapped" Weight: How many pounds of actual meat you end up with in your freezer.

Typically ranchers charge by hanging weight of the animal. Similarly, that is how the butcher charges the customer for their services.

How much is the hanging weight?
The hanging weights of our cattle vary. Here is an estimated list:

  • Quarter hanging weights:
  • Grain finished is approximately 175-200 pounds
  • Half hanging weights:
  • Grain finished is approximately 350-400 pounds
  • Grass finished is approximately 300-350 pounds
  • Whole hanging weights:
  • Grain finished is approximately 700-800 pounds
  • Grass finished is approximately 600-700 pounds


How much meat will I get from the hanging weight?
The true amount of meat you get after the butcher has removed many bones and undesirable bits is approximately 55% of the hanging weight, meaning a grain fed whole beef (800 pound hanging weight) will yield about 440 pounds of well-cut, packaged, delicious beef to stock your freezer with!

Price Per Pound Hanging Weight

  • Quarter prices:
  • $2.90/pound Hanging Weight Grain finished
  • Half prices:
  • $2.75/pound Hanging Weight Grain finished
  • $3.00/pound Hanging Weight Grass finished
  • Whole prices:
  • $2.65/pound Hanging Weight Grain finished
  • $2.95/pound Hanging Weight Grass finished


All cut and wrap fees are charged separately by the butcher, but you pay butcher fees with the cost of your beef at pick up! Due to the large amount of orders we receive, we are constantly working on finding the earliest butcher dates with reliable local meat processors. You will have a good idea on when your beef will be butchered as we keep this information updated on our website. You will be notified when your beef goes into the butcher, and will be notified again when your invoice is ready and we have established a pick up date for your beef! The butchers we use charge between $0.90-$0.95/lb hanging weight.

Estimated Final Cost (Weight is variable for each animal)

  • Quarter prices:
  • Grain finished - Approx. $750
  • Half prices:
  • Grain finished - Approx. $1400
  • Grass finished - Approx. $1300
  • Whole prices:
  • Grain finished - Approx. $2700
  • Grass finished - Approx. $2500


Quick Rundown of the Process:

  1. Decide grass or grain-fed beef.
  2. Decide your size (quarter, half, or whole).
  3. Fill out a custom cut sheet for half and whole orders (quarter orders not applicable).
  4. Your cut sheet determines what cuts of meat you will receive.
  5. Place your $100 deposit that goes towards your final cost.
  6. We schedule your beef to go to the butcher.
  7. Once at the butcher, your meat gets dry aged for 10-14 days, cut up, packaged, and frozen. This whole process, on average, takes 2-3 weeks.
  8. Pick up your meat at our ranch (31422 N Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, WA 99003).
  9. Enjoy!