Bulk Beef - How it Works

  • 100% Registered Black Angus Genetics
  • Bred for flavorful, high marbling tenderness
  • USDA inspectedGrass fed, pasture raised, all-natural beef
  • Finished with nutrient dense grains and corn supplements
  • No growth hormones, No antibiotics
  • Vacuum sealed for prolonged freshness

In our present economy, retail beef prices continue to rise.  Given increased cost due to supply chain issues, short supply and ever-increasing demand, this trend is expected to continue.

Savvy consumers have turned to local producers for farm to table alternatives.  Bulk beef offers the consumer an opportunity for cost savings, with the satisfaction and knowledge as to the quality experienced when buying locally raised 100% Black Angus Beef.  In additionally, consumers have the ability to control their selection of beef cuts based on individual tastes and needs.

At Pleasant Grove Farms, LLC, we offer quarter, half, or whole sides of beef from our Registered Black Angus cattle herd.  Customers may personally select an animal from our ranch. 

At harvest, we then transport your selection to a USDA certified processor. Transportation and delivery are included in the price.

Fourteen days after processing, your 100% Angus Beef is ready for butchering into the personalized cuts of your choosing, i.e., rib-eyes, filets, tenderloins, roasts, prime rib, ground beef or other cuts as may be preferred.  We will provide a standard cut sheet allowing your personal selections.  This will then be utilized by the butcher with whom you will communicate directly.  Processing Fees are paid direct by the customer to the processor and as a general rule are +/- $1.20 per pound.  Cuts are vacuum sealed to protect against freezer burn and dehydration providing fresher meats for year-round freshness

There are 3 weights used in the beef industry – live weight, hanging weight a.k.a dressed weight and packaged weight.

Live weight is obvious.

Hanging Weight or Dressed Weight is that weight reported by the meat processor.  This weight averages approximately 60% of the animal’s live weight. 

Packaged weight is how much beef you put into your freezer. 

At Pleasant Grove Farms, LLC, our pricing is based on Hanging Weight or Dressed weight.

Understanding that every animal is different, following is an example:

1250-pound live weight x .60 = 750 pound hanging weight  

  • Half cow = 375 pounds
  • Whole cow = 750 pounds

As a general guide you should plan for 35 lbs. meat per cubic foot of freezer space. A standard kitchen refrigerator/freezer combo is typically 7 cubic feet.  A freezer area of this size when empty should allow approximately 245 lbs. of Black Angus beef.

While every animal is different, in general, in a one-half side of beef there are approximately 12 roasts, 14 t-bone steaks, 5 sirloin steaks, 5 sirloin tip steaks, 14 rib-eye steaks, and 6 round steaks. Other cuts may include short ribs, flank steak, stew meat, brisket, ground beef, ox tail and liver. You can choose to have any of these cuts made into ground beef.  Working with the processor, you can customize these and other selections to suit your individual needs.