Three different weights are commonly used when pricing beef:

LIVE WEIGHT—The weight of a live beef animal before slaughter. Also called “on-the-hoof weight”. Live Weight is used to either price a live animal at the sale barn or when a live animal is sold directly to a customer.

CARCASS WEIGHT—The weight after slaughter and after processing to remove inedible parts: hide, head, hooves, etc.. Also called ”hanging weight”. Slaughter and processing could reduce Live Weight by 40%.

FINISHED WEIGHT—The weight after final processing: remove excess fat; discard unusable bones; etc.. Also called “the meat you get”. Final processing could reduce Carcass Weight by 40%.

Using the above figures, a 1,100-pound Live Weight animal would have:
— a 660 pound Carcass Weight (1,100 lbs. less 40%); and
— 396 pounds of Finished Weight (660 less 40%).

Many websites quote a cost based on Carcass Weight.

For example, the cost may be quoted as $5.50 per pound of Carcass Weight. Using the example above of a 660-pound Carcass Weight, the cost would be $3,630 (660 x $5.50).

However, you would not get 660 pounds of meat. Rather, you would get the Finished Weight of 396 pounds making the price per pound of “the meat you get” $9.17 per pound ($3,630/396); not the quoted $5.50 per pound.

So, when comparing prices, always compare “apples” to “apples”. That is, compare prices per pound of Finished Weight, not a price per pound of Carcass Weight to a price per pound of Finished Weight.Type your paragraph here.


ECKENFELS FARMS quotes pricing by using the hanging weight. 

Wholesale Beef Pricing:


Whole beef: $4.35/lb (avg. hanging wt. 560-720lbs.)


Half Beef: $4.50/lb (avg. hanging wt. 280-360lbs)


Quarter Beef: $4.65/lb (avg. hanging wt. 140-180lbs)


**pricing is based on hanging weight and is per pound


Individual Beef Pricing

Filets: $25

New York Strip ( .50-.60 lb EA): $16.00

Rib eyes(.50-.60 lb. EA.): $16.00

Skirt: $12.00

Flank: $12.25

Sirloin: $13

Brisket: $9.90

Rump roast: (3-4LB) $10.25

Sirloin Tip Roast: $10.25

Eye of round: $9.90

Ground Beef (1LB PACKS): $6.50

Chunk roast: $8.80

Arm roast: $8.80

stew meat: $8.80


cube steak: $8.80

short ribs: $8.80

ox tail: $6.50


Shank Rings: $6.25

Liver: $5.00

soup bones: $5.00

sweet bread: $5.00

heart: $5.00

Tongue: $5.00


Rendered Tallow: 

lg jar: $20

Medium jar: $15

Small jar: $10

 

*all pricing is per pound and includes processing and packaging

​** all items are subject to tax.

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Three different weights are commonly used when pricing beef:

LIVE WEIGHT—The weight of a live beef animal before slaughter. Also called “on-the-hoof weight”. Live Weight is used to either price a live animal at the sale barn or when a live animal is sold directly to a customer.

CARCASS WEIGHT—The weight after slaughter and after processing to remove inedible parts: hide, head, hooves, etc.. Also called ”hanging weight”. Slaughter and processing could reduce Live Weight by 40%.

FINISHED WEIGHT—The weight after final processing: remove excess fat; discard unusable bones; etc.. Also called “the meat you get”. Final processing could reduce Carcass Weight by 40%.

Using the above figures, a 1,100-pound Live Weight animal would have:
— a 660 pound Carcass Weight (1,100 lbs. less 40%); and
— 396 pounds of Finished Weight (660 less 40%).

Many websites quote a cost based on Carcass Weight.