bulk ordering beef INFO

Our tender, tasty beef is 100% grass-fed and finished. We don’t use hormones, steroids, or routine antibiotics.

Beef is processed at Canaan Meats in Creston, OH, a local ODA-licensed facility and can be picked up there after processing. All meat is frozen and vacuum packed.

Typical Cuts & Quantities

A 1200 lb. steer, ½ inch fat, average muscling, yields 750 lbs. after dressing which produces approximately:

- 490 lbs. boneless trimmed beef

- 150 lbs. fat trim

- 110 lbs. bone

An example of how the 490 lbs. of boneless, trimmed beef could break out includes:

- 185 pounds lean trim, or ground beef

- 85 pounds round roasts and steaks

- 90 pounds chuck roasts and steaks

- 80 pounds rib and loin steaks

- 50 pounds other cuts (brisket, flank, short ribs, skirt steak)

The aging process, which typically takes 1 to 2 weeks, makes the beef more flavorful and tender. We feel this is the optimum length of time to age our beef. If you’d like your beef aged longer, please let us know and we’d be happy to accommodate you.

A quarter of beef will require about 4 cu. ft. of freezer space, and a half will require about 7.5 cu. ft. of freezer space.

What is "Hanging Weight”?

Hanging weight is the weight of the beef after it’s been dressed and before it’s been processed. This includes bone that will be removed and fat that will be trimmed. On average, two-thirds of the hanging weight will be packaged (including liver, tongue, heart). Actual weight of beef delivered will vary depending on the cuts of meat you choose. No matter how you have your beef processed, you’ll end up with the same quantity of meat – the only difference is bones and fat.

Pricing & Availability

Beef is sent to butcher year-round. If you would like to reserve bulk beef, you can do so by paying a down payment of $200 per quarter ($400/half, $800/whole). We will add your name to the list for the next available beef.

Whole - $4.50/lb (600-750 lbs)

Half - $4.60/lb (300-375 lbs)

Split side (quarter) - $4.75/lb (150-185 lbs)

Price includes processing and is based on hanging weight, before cutting and trimming. Once the animal is harvested, Canaan Meats will confirm the total weight of the beef and we will contact you with final amount due prior to pick up.


If you’re interested in buying beef in bulk, we’re happy to work with you to set up a monthly or quarterly pre-payment plan. In addition to cash and personal check, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal