Grain Finished Antibiotic Free
$3.50 lb carcass weight + processing
The average dressing of beef animals from live weight to carcass weight is 63%. If you chose mostly bone-in cuts you will get about 70% of that weight in beef to take home and if you chose boneless and closely trimmed ground beef you will get about 50% of the carcass weight in beef.
Example: 1,200 pound live weight x 63% = 756 lb hanging weight.
756 x $3.50 = $2,646 (The amount you would pay for the steer + processing, around $496)
756 lb x 70% = 529 lbs of packaged bone in beef ($6 a pound)
756 lb x 50% = 378 lb boneless and lean hamburger ($8.30 a pound)
Almost half of the meat you receive will be hamburger, which means hamburger would be $3.50 a pound and Ribeye, T-bones and other cuts would be $8.50 a pound
Processing Fees: Typically charge $0.60 a pound (based on hanging weight) plus $40 slaughter fee. For the steer above @756 lb hanging weight, processing would be around $495