We sit down with you, either at the farm or virtually, and go through the cutting and packaging specifications in detail so you get the most out of the animal that fits with your cullinary preferences. All custom cut and packaged by Vermont Packinghouse.
The price of a side of our grass fed Angus is $6.30 lb hanging weight (pick up at farm). Our hanging weights range from 300 to 350 lbs. So a side of beef hanging at 325 lbs costs $6.30 * 325 = $2047.50. That is for everything (cut, packed and wrapped). For $6.45 lb plus IRS mileage, we will deliver in our freezer trailer directly to your door. The partial payment of $300 is a deposit (credited to the total price) and places your order on our schedule. We will be in touch soon after your order. Feel free to call Ed at (603) 496-7470 to discuss timing, specific availabilities or any other issues prior or during the process.
When you pay by the "hanging weight", it is very important there is an expectation of how much beef you should receive. We call that the "yield from carcass to retail cuts". The breed, quality of the finished animal, age, size, maturity, butcher, how you get it cut and more impacts the actual beef that goes in your freezer. Some breeds average around 52%-54% of the carcass to retail cuts (boneless, not including organs or bones). Over the past decade of record keeping, our Angus carcasses average a 60% yield of the carcass to retail cuts (boneless, not including organs or bones).
The hanging weight is determined at our processor, Vermont Packing House, on USDA Certified Scales. The hanging weight is what you pay on, and it is also the basis for which we pay for all processing and packaging. An important number to both of us and I know the weight reported is accurate.