A quarter of a cow
is actually a split half; meaning that each quarter will receive
equal parts of the half side of a cow from the front and the back.
Each quarter will contain the
exact same number of steaks, roasts, hamburger, etc.
The beef cuts will vary though a common mixture will include:
Average Quarter will give you around 95 - 100
12-14 Ribeye, Delmonico
10-12 T Bones or New York Strips (
3 Sirloin Tip Roasts
2 - 3 chuck roasts
5 - 6 lbs of cube steaks
4 lbs of stew meat
35 - 40 lbs of hamburger 90/10
Approximately every 35 lbs of meat will require 1 cubic ft.
A quarter of beef
usually fits in the freezer section of a conventional refrigerator
if it is completely empty.
A whole beef needs
10 cubic feet of freezer space.
Many people buy
quarters and split with friends.
How much meat will my family need?
A average family of
four will be content for a year with 1 whole beef.
Since we vaccum wrap
our meat, it will keep well for 1 year in a good, cold freezer.