A finished Highland steer is about 16-20 months old and will weigh approximately 1,200 - 1,400 lbs. on the hoof (live weight). Hanging weight will be approximately 650 - 800 lbs.
We charge $7 per lb. on hanging weight. Your Angus beef will be custom cut and wrapped based on your wishes @ $1.35 per lb. (paid direct to the butcher).
-Quick math based on 700 lbs. hanging weight -
Whole Beef - 700 lbs. x $7.00= $4,900.00
Cut & Wrap – 700 lbs. x $1.35 = $945
Slaughter - $200
TOTAL - $5,345
Your packaged weight is the net weight of the meat you will receive that is packaged and ready for your freezer. It will typically be 60% of the hanging weight. The reduced weight is attributed to the cutting and trimming of fat, connective tissue, bone, etc., as well as moisture lost during hanging. This weight varies dependent upon the cuts of meat included and any additional package options, e.g. bones, fat etc.
The rule of thumb is one cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 – 40 pounds of packaged meat. A whole beef needs approximately a 20 cubic feet of freezer space.