Grass Finished Beef Pricing Information

We offer GRASS finished beef by the package or by the quarter shares and half shares.

Our beef will hang for two weeks and then it will be cut and wrapped.  We butcher in late May and late October.

If you order a share, you are getting a proportion of the entire beef.  You pay for the beef by the weight of the carcass.  This is the weight of the two full sides minus the hide, hooves, head, etc.  If you order a quarter, you’ll pay for 1/4 of the total carcass weight.  You’ll work with the locker to have them process your portion to your specifications.  In this process fat and bone are removed until you have your final wrapped packages.  Your total weight will depend on how much bone you take home in your wrapped packages.  Your cost for processing will vary a little bit depending on what you have done.  You can pick up your beef at Plymouth Church in Des Moines on a pre-arranged Wednesday night at no additional charge.

On shares of beef, our pricing estimates include the cost of the processing.  Here’s how the pricing gets broken down.

Estimated weight of carcass—800 lbs X $2.85 per pound = $2280 for buying the beef from us

Estimated cost of the average processing—800 lbs X $.75 = $600 for the processing

Total estimated cost for a whole beef is $2880 (quarter = $720, half = $1440)

You can expect between 50% and 60% of the carcass weight will end up wrapped up in packages for you to put in your freezer.  Your yield can vary greatly depending on how you have your beef cut.  The fewer bones in your packages, the lower your yield as a percentage of the carcass weight.


Discounts, when you order the following amounts as one order.
$50-$99 discounted 5%
$100-$149 discounted 10%
$150-$199 discounted 15%
$200 and over 20%

Cuts                             Price/lb

Ground beef             $5.75

Minute                       $7.75
Round                        $7.75
Top Sirloin                $11.75
Ribeye                        $14.25
New York strip         $14.25
Tenderloin fillet       $19

Bone in                       $6.75
Chuck, Soup bones, or Rump

Boneless                     $7.75
Heel, Sirloin tip, Round, or Bread & Butter


Short Ribs                 $6.50 (SOLD OUT)
Stew Meat                 $6.75
Brisket                       $7.75 (SOLD OUT)
Organ meat               $4
Liver, Heart, Tongue

Bones with meat      $4
Neck Bones, Knuckles

Bones—no meat       $2.75