Want to buy a steer - How Much will I get?


Have you ever thought about filling your freezer full of beef but didn't know where to start?  Not sure how much beef you will actually end up with?  How much freezer space you will actually need?  How much it will actually cost?  Costs for beef can vary greatly but also yield the most for your money.  We know it can also be a bit stressful so here's a breakdown for you that closely resembles what you'll actually be taking home.    

How much beef will I get if I purchase a quarter?
Approximately 80-90 pounds of beef and will need approximately 3-4 cubic feet of freezer space
Ground hamburger = 50-60 pounds
Various roasts = 6-9 pounds
Stew meat = 3 pounds
Fajita meat = 2 pounds
Cutlets = 5 pounds
Rib-eye steak = 4-6 pounds
Strip steak = 4-6 pounds
Sirloin steak = 2-3 pounds
Tenderloin filet = 1-2 pounds
Soup bones with meat = 4-6 pounds
Costs: Approximately $600.00 +/-

How much beef will I get if I purchase a half of a steer?
Approximately 170-190 pounds of beef and will need approximately 7 cubic feet of freezer space
Ground hamburger = 100-120 pounds
Various roasts = 25-30 pounds
Stew meat = 6 pounds
Fajita meat = 3 pounds
Cutlets = 10 pounds
Rib-eye steak = 10 pounds
Strip steak and Tenderloin Filet = 7 pounds OR T-bone = 10 pounds
Sirloin steak = 5 pounds
Short ribs = 4-7 pounds
Brisket = 10-12 pounds
Soup bones with meat = 4-6 pounds
Costs: Approximately $1,200.00 - $1,250.00 +/-

How much beef will I get if I purchase a whole steer?
Approximately 335-380 pounds of beef and will need approximately 12-14 cubic feet of freezer space
Double the half steer quantities.
Costs: Approximately $2,500 +/-
Want to buy a steer - How Much will I get?