What you get

A quarter beef fills about four grocery sacks.

Every quarter beef sold is a combination of front and back quarters with the mix of cuts equally distributed. This means you receive a variety consisting of your portion of the following: chuck roast/chuck steaks, short ribs, stew meat, steaks (rib, t-bone, sirloin & round steak) and ground beef (approx. 30%). Soup bones and some organs available upon request.

Buyers request the size of packages to feed 2 or 4 people.

Custom cutting is arranged with our butcher, 4 Star Meat Company, by phone a few days after the slaughter date.

For more information on cuts of beef go to www.gourmetsleuth.com/beefcuts.htm

The process & pricing

Beef from BCF is sold by the whole, half, or quarter animal. Our cattle are butchered by a licensed mobile butcher. This process takes place onsite to avoid the trauma of transporting the animals. This is carefully done away from the rest of the herd. The butcher hauls the hanging beef in a refrigerated truck to the custom meat packing plant, where it is aged under refrigeration. We use 4 Star Meat Company in Eugene. 

In keeping with state regulations, our prices are for live animals based on hanging weight. The price is updated every July for the upcoming fall butchering season. The current price is $4.25 per pound hanging weight, which includes processing (slaughter, cutting, wrapping and freezing). Animals are 18-22 months old and average hanging weight is approximately 650 pounds, which means a quarter beef is approximately 130-175 lbs. Take-home weight is about 30% less after trimming and de-boning. Depending on the size of the animal, total costs will be between  $525 and $800 per quarter. 

We also sell ground beef-only quarters, based on availability.  The price is $3.00 per pound, take home weight is about 50% less after processing. The cows butchered for ground beef are larger with an average weight of 200 lbs per quarter. 

Prices do not include the delivery fee, which is $35 per quarter. You may arrange with the butcher to pick up your order, if you choose. Email or call us for specifics.

Ordering Process

Our scheduled time for butchering is once yearly in mid-October.

Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

A $50.00 deposit per quarter animal reserves your beef. Deposit is due by September 15th.

BCF will give your name and phone number to the butcher who will call you for cutting and wrapping instructions. 

The meat will be packaged, frozen and ready for delivery or pick up approximately 10-14 days after butchering.

After the butcher comes to the farm, we will call you with the invoice balance and the exact date for pick up or delivery.