Deposit on 1/2 Beef

Deposit on 1/2 Beef

The next beef will be available in the summer of 2023
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This beef will be available for delivery in the summer of 2023.

Thanks for ordering with us! We will contact you to confirm that we have received your order and to answer any questions that you may have. You will receive an invoice when we know the exact hanging weight and processing costs just before delivery of the meat.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your beef.
The deposit will be put towards the final cost of the beef. Payment in full is required at the time of pick-up or delivery. Payment can be made via credit card, debit card, e-transfer (, or cash. If it would be convenient for you to pay in installments leading up to your order delivery date, let us know.

Price for 1/2 Beef: $4.90/lb based on the hanging weight plus processing for your order. A list of estimated fees is included below:

Price of Meat (estimated)
$ 4.90/lb Hanging weight (carcass weight)
   340 lbs (This is an estimate for a half beef; individual animals may weigh more or less)
$1666.00  Total for Meat

Cost of Processing (estimated)
Standard Costs:
$ 459.00  Process, cut & wrap inspected beef (about $1.35/lb hanging weight, based on 340 lbs)
$   12.00  Boxes (about 6 boxes)
$ 471.00   Subtotal
$   23.55  GST
$ 494.55     Total for Processing

$2160.55       Estimated Total Cost for Customer (Meat and Processing)

An additional charge may apply for delivery of meat to locations more than 150 km away from Mayerthorpe.

The amount of meat you receive might be about 60% of the hanging weight, depending on cuts (in this example, about 204 lbs of meat for the freezer).

For a half of beef, you can customize your cutting instructions to suit your needs.  Here are some ideas to consider:

Steaks: You could choose rib eye, tenderloin, strip loin, and top sirloin steaks. Or you could choose steaks with bones (such as prime rib steak, T-bone steak, and porterhouse steak),  Steaks are often cut to 1 inch thickness and portioned 2 per package.

Ground beef can be packaged in 1-2 lb portions.

Roasts: You can choose cross-rib, bottom sirloin, and sirloin-tip roasts. Standard weight for each is 3-4 lbs.

You could also choose stew meat.

The following may also be available:

  • Short ribs
    Liver (approx. 1 lb bags)
    Tail (oxtail, which are small bones that can be used for broth)
    Marrow Bones
    Heart (could be dog food)
    Kidney (could be dog food)

The standard is for the meat to be paper-wrapped and the ground meat to be in plastic tubes that are sealed. Vacuum-seal packages may also be available for an additional 25 cents/bag; let me know if you want this option.

    We will call you to arrange pick-up or delivery of your meat once it is ready.

    People ask how much freezer space they need for 1/2 beef.  A rough estimate is 8 cubic feet.

    After you submit your deposit, we will contact you to go over details. Please contact Roxane at (780) 284-4873 or if you have any questions.