Thursday, May 13, 2010

What cuts are in 1/4 beef & How much space is needed for storage?

One of the questions I get asked the most is:
"How much freezer space do I need for a 1/4 of beef?"

On my last delivery I took a picture of the actual four boxes that make up a Quarter (1/4 of a beef) of a hanging weight angus beef of 719 pounds.

This takes up about two shelves of an upright freezer.

Here is the package break down of what was included in this delivery. A typical T-bone package contains two nice size steaks(approx 3/4" thick). Of course, this package count varies depending on the size and weight of the animal:

T Bone Steak (4)
Rib Steak (4)
Top Sirloin (4)
Top Round (4)
Chuck Steak (7)
Filet Mignon (2)

Rump Roast (2)
Sirloin Tip Roast (1)
Pot Roast (2)
Bottom Round Roast (2)

Boneless Stew (3)
Ground Beef 1# (51 packages)

Please inquire about current prices.   The butcher divides up the beef equally among the 4 quarters as best he can.

(Please inquire lisa wilcox @ yahoo dot com to get up to date information, pricing, etc.) 


  1. Great visual. The picture really helps clarify how much room you need in a freezer.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy

  2. so is that 4 t-bones total? Or is it 4 packs of two t-bones for a total of 8?
    Can I pass on the liver for more ground?

  3. Yes, that is 8 t-bones steaks. The beef is divided equally amongst the buyers who usually don't know each other. So, no, you cannot pass of liver to get more ground.

  4. Is that the price price per person $544? can you tell me when your next butcher date will be for 2011