So what will it really cost.
The Quick answer you pay about $5.16 per pound for halves and wholes including everything based on the hanging weight of the animal. (side of beef hanging in the cooler)
Most of our beef have a hanging weight of around 600-700lbs. The cost would be.
Whole cow $2,779.00 ($3.97 x 700)
Half cow $1,347.50 ($3.97 x (700 x .5)
(Please don't forget to add the butcher charge below for processing your cow, this would be paid directly to the butcher).
We use different butchers and are always willing to use any butcher of your choice but most butchers are at around $1.00 per pound for processing now and they have a additional fee of $125.00. So typical butcher fees for processing the same 700 pound hanging weight cow would be;
(700 x .1.00 plus 125.00)
But please note no two animals are the same and the total cost will very based on the actual weight of the animal. If you have any additional questions please just give me a call and i will be happy to answer any questions you may have.352-585-3133
Again if you want to skip the long math 700 pounds of beef hanging in the freezer (with head, hide, hooves and entrails removed etc.) would cost about $5.16 per pound (this includes both the cost of the beef and the butcher fees based on that 700 pound hanging weight.