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Ordering Quarters, Halves, Whole Beef

What happens when we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef?

When we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef, we try to give you a date when it will go to the meat processor.  When the steer goes to the processor we will call you to get your instructions for how you want your beef cut. The beef will then dry-age in a climate controlled cooler for 7-10 days before being cut.  The reason it is dry aged, is that dry-aging helps tenderize the meat.  Cutting, packaging and freezing takes another 2-3 days, so your order will be ready for pickup about two weeks after the date the animal went to the processor.  You will pick up the meat at the processor, and at that time, we ask that you pay them for processing and also write a separate check to NewGrass Farm for the beef. 

Decisions, decisions...Figure out how to have your beef order cut.  Read through our guide to selecting your cuts.

If you want to order a quarter please read this.  If you are interested in a half, or whole skip this paragraph:

If you ordered a quarter, what you will receive is commonly called a “split half.”  Because, the cuts of meat in the front half differs dramatically from the back half, we evenly divide the cuts between the two to make it a fair offering.  This will somewhat limit how you can have your beef cut, as it is a compromise with the other customer, who will be sharing the half.  Again, this applies only to quarter orders.  If you ordered a half or whole beef, you won’t have to split the cuts. 

Our guarantee:

What happens if there is something wrong with your beef? It's wonderful to have a freezer full of beef that you can feel good about eating, unless, of course that beef just doesn't taste good.  Unfortunately, there is plenty of poor quality beef on the market, especially grass-fed beef.  The reality is that it takes a great deal of skill and the right genetics to finish cattle properly on grass alone.  Too many producers take short cuts, offer you a "cheap" price on their beef, but then don't want to assume responsibility if their beef is just not up to par.  Yet, the last thing you want to do is spend hundreds of dollars on a large order of beef only to find that it tastes like shoe-leather, and the only thing you can do about it is throw it away.  

Our pledge: If you are not satisfied with the quality of the beef you ordered from us, we will buy it back from you.  

What will your beef cost? 

The cost is $3.50-3.65/lb hanging weight, depending on the amount.  Again, this does not include processing, which runs about $0.70 per pound.  The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass, before it is processed into individual cuts.  Your take home weight of meat will be about 25%-35% less depending on how you have the meat cut.  

Average hanging weights:

Quarter:  150-180 lbs x $3.65/lb  = approximately $550-650 for the meat, and about $125-$150 for the processing.

Half: -300-360 lbs x $3.50 = approximately $1100-$1300 for the meat, and about $250-$300 for the processing.

Whole:  600-760 lbs x $3.50/lb = approximately $2100-2600 for the meat, and about $500-$600 for the processing.

What you will receive with your order:

The table below gives approximate amounts of each cut that you will receive.  Your order may vary slightly from this, and you may opt for different cuts than these where it is possible.  For instance, you may prefer T-bone and Porterhouse steaks rather than NY strip and Tenderloin--did you know that a Porterhouse steak is composed of a NY Strip on one side of the "t-bone" and tenderloin on the other?  You may also wish to have some cuts turned into ground beef, such as the brisket or short ribs.  


Individual Cut  Quarter/split half Half Beef Whole Beef  
Chuck/Arm Roast 10-12 lbs 20-24 lbs 40-48 lbs  
Rolled Rump Roast 3 lbs 5-6 lbs  10-12 lbs  
Sirloin Tip Roast 3 lbs 5-6 lbs 10-12 lbs  
Round Steak, or Stew Meat 3-4 lbs 6-8 lbs 12-16 lbs  
Ribeye Steak 2.5-3.5 lbs 5-7 lbs 10-14 lbs  
NY Strip Steak 2.5 lbs 5 lbs 10  lbs  
Sirloin Steak 2 lbs 4 lbs 8 lbs  
Tenderloin Filets 1.5 lbs 3 lbs 6 lbs  
Flank Steak .5 lbs 1 lbs 2 lbs  
Skirt Steak or Fajita Meat 2 lbs 4 lbs 8 lbs  
Flat Iron Steak 1.1 lbs 2.2 lbs 4.5 lbs  
Tri-tip Steak 1 lbs 2 lbs 4 lbs  
Brisket 2 lbs 4 lbs 8 lbs  
Short Ribs 2 lbs 4 lbs 8 lbs  
Soup bones with meat 4 lbs 8 lbs 16 lbs  
Liver 1 lb 2 lbs 4 lbs  
Bones for Bone Broth 10 lbs 20 lbs 40 lbs  
Ground Beef 45-50 lbs 90-100 lbs 180-200 lbs  
Total amount of beef 84-96 lbs  168-192 lbs    336-384 lbs  
Approximate Freezer space needed  4 cubic feet  7 cubic feet   14 cubic feet  




Please contact us if you have questions.

Farm market

Summer Farm Market: 
During the summer we are at the VFW Hangar Lounge parking lot at 388 River Drive, on Saturday mornings, from 8:00-noon from the beginning of May through the end of October.  

Winter Farm Market: 
Find us at the Wausau Area Boys and Girls Club, 1710 2nd St., Wausau, on Saturday mornings, 8:00-noon, from the beginning of November until the end of April.  

Or you can give us a call or email to arrange home pickup or local delivery. 

Contact Info

NewGrass Farm, LLC

4009 Henry St.

Wausau, WI 54403