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Weights & Pricing

BeefHanging Beef

Individual animals vary but our estimate on a beef is weighing around 900 lbs on the hoof or call this the live weight of the steer. The butcher skins and guts the animals and then takes what’s called the “hanging weight“.

An average “hanging weight” or beef carcass weight of a steer that has a live weight of approximately 900lbs is around 500lbs. A side usually weighs around 250lbs. This weight is taken while the meat is still warm and before the dry aging process begins in the cooler.

This refers to the hanging weight or the gross weight by which the carcass is sold. This is the weight at which the butcher charges for cutting and packaging the meat. We also charge the buyer by this weight.

Remember: the price that one pays is based on the hanging weight. The average weight losses from dry aging, cutting and trimming makes up about a 40% loss in weight. This leaves about 300 pounds in a whole (freezer weight), 150 pounds in a side, 75 pounds in a quarter. A quarter is not the front or back of a side, but an equally divided side or half.

When buying beef one must realize the importance of how much fat is on the carcass because this will influence the amount of product in the packages. That’s why our finishing process has less waste from trimming of fat while maintaining excellent marbling qualities and provides a superior product with outstanding flavor and tenderness.

A rule of thumb for carcass beef is 25% waste, 40% ground beef and stew meat, 20% in steaks, and 15% in roasts. Remember that this is an average. It will vary with the customized cuts of meat you choose and the way you need it packaged. Animals also vary in size and yield. Some people will get a little more and others a little less.

Beef Pricing

You will buy the beef by the hanging weight. We will furnish you with the Butcher’s receipt for the hanging weight that he charged us for the butchering. Our price is $6.00/LB @ the hanging weight for our grain finished and $6.00/LB for our grass finished from the butcher’s receipt. No hidden fees.

You are guaranteed that this is a 100% natural, grain OR grass fed Angus beef from Circle K’s Angus Farm.

A deposit of $300 a quarter, $600 a half, and $1,200 for a whole beef, guarantees your order with full payment due upon delivery.

Find a friend or two and go in together and buy one of these healthy, holistic, local animals from Circle K’s Angus Farm. Fill your freezer!!!


HogWhole Jog Hanging

Individual animals vary but our estimate on a young hog, less than one year old and ready for the butcher, is weighing around 300lbs on the hoof or call this the live weight of the hog. The butcher skins and guts the animals, so they are ready for the cooler and then takes what’s called the “hanging weight”.

An average “hanging weight” or carcass weight of our hog that has a live weight of approximately 300 lbs is around 220 lbs. A side usually weighs around 110 lbs. This weight is taken while the meat is still warm and before the dry aging process begins in the cooler.

This refers to the hanging weight or the gross weight by which the carcass is sold. This is the weight at which the butcher charges for cutting and packaging the meat. We also charge the buyer by this weight. Remember, the price that one pays is based on the hanging weight. The following information should help customers understand that “it’s not all meat”. This will help you understand the amount of meat to be processed, the weight that you can expect to receive, and the percentages lost through boning, fat removal, and trimmings.

Of course, it must be realized by consumers that the size of the animal, the amount of fat, the grade of meat, and the amount of trimming and boning that is done by the meat processor all affect the percentage of meat that the consumer will receive. The information provided should be considered as a guide to the amount of meat to be received.

When buying pork one must realize the importance of how much fat is on the carcass because this will influence the amount of product in the packages. That’s why our finishing process has less waste from trimming of fat while still maintaining excellent marbling qualities and provides a superior product with outstanding flavor and tenderness.

Typical live weight 300 lbs, carcass weight 220 lbs. (72% of live weight), Saleable retail cuts 150 lbs. (56% of live weight). Head, fat, bones and skin 40 lbs. Saleable retail cuts would be approximately: Ham 44 lbs, Loin area & chops 32 lbs., Cured or Fresh Picnic roasts 12 lbs., Boston butt roasts or slices 13 lbs., Bacon 20 lbs. and Sausage 30lbs.

Weights will vary with the customized cuts of meat you choose and the way you need it packaged. Animals also vary in size and yield. Some people will get a little more and others a little less. All prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing at the time your order is placed will apply.

Hog Pricing

You will buy the pork by the hanging weight. We will furnish you with the Butcher’s receipt for the hanging weight that he charged us for the butchering. Our price includes Salt Cure or Sugar Cure of Hams & Bacon for:

$4.50/LB whole Hog, $5.00/LB 1/2 Hog @ the hanging weight from the butcher’s receipt. No hidden fees.

You are guaranteed that this is a 100% natural, Pasture raised, non-GMO fed Pig from Circle K’s Angus Farm.

Your choice of the Old style Salt Cure or Sugar Cure for Hams & Bacon All prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing at the time your order is placed will apply.

A deposit of $300 for a half and $500 for a whole guarantees your order with full payment due upon delivery.
Find a friend and go in together and buy one of these all pastured pigs from Circle K’s Angus Farm.

Fill your freezer!!!

 

 

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