When animals are sold by quarter, half and whole shares, the price charged is per pound of hanging weight. “Hanging weight” is the weight of your animal after the field harvest, (during which some parts of the animal are removed) but before butchering into cuts. After butchering into cuts, (during which more parts are removed, and trimming and deboning occurs) ground beef orders will take home 55-60% of hanging weight, and mixed cuts orders will take home 70-75% of hanging weight, in meat, bones, organs and fat Price includes cutting to your specifications, wrapping and freezing. Our past price comparisons show that a family buying a quarter of our organic grass-fed beef will save from $200 – $300 when compared to similar beef sold at retail locations in our area.