Custom Cut Information
Our custom beef is sold based upon the hanging or "dressed" weight of the animal. The head, hide, hooves and internal "bits" are removed. The typical dressed weight is approximately 700-800 lbs. What we are now offering our customers is the option to purchase the same delicious cuts you find in our store at at bulk buying cost!
What cuts are available?
The beauty of Custom Cuts is that you get to select how your portion is cut and packaged. You will fill out a simple form online that will walk you through the different options available. Regardless of the offering you select, you will have the option to receive Sirloin Steaks, Ribeye Steaks, T-Bone Steaks, KC Strip Steaks, Filets, Minute Steaks, Round Steaks, Chuck, Arm, Pikes Peak, Rum or Sirloin Tip Roasts, Short Ribs, Soup Bones, Brisket, Stew Meat and of course, Ground Beef.
What does something like this cost?
Buying in bulk can and will save you money! We've priced our Custom Cuts to be affordable for you to take advantage of this with the following pricing:
Whole Beef (approx 750-800 lbs) - $4.00 per pound
Half Beef (approx. 350-400 lbs) - $4.25 per pound
Quarter Beef (approx 150-200 lbs) - $4.50 per pound
These prices includes standard processing on our basic cuts. We are unable to list an exact price for each of these as the final cost will be dependent upon dressed weight and packaging selections. You can get a rough idea of what the final cost will be by using our listed approximate weights.
How do I pay?
We require a $200 non-refundable deposit for each Custom Order placed. This deposit reserves your spot for one of our Wholes, Halves and Quarters. Once we receive the dressing weights from our processor we will invoice you the total with your deposit deducted off. Payment is required in full prior to pick up of your beef. We do offer payment plans for these purchases. To inquire and set up a payment plan, please place your order and then contact our St. John business office (620-549-3241) and we will be happy to assist you.
How long does it take for our order to be ready?
Depending upon date availability, our beef dry ages for 21 days to ensure the best quality of the carcass. Open slots are listed on the cut sheet form and will be listed on our Facebook pages. We offer them on a first come first serve basis. However, if you would like to plan ahead and reserve a Whole, Half or Quarter for a future month, you are welcome to do so. We ask that you specify that in the notes of your order.
How Much Freezer Space Will I Need?
If you are looking at purchasing a Whole, Half or Quarter, you are going to need to be prepared to keep it all frozen until you are ready to use it. Is your current freezer large enough to hold the quantity you are looking to purchase? As a general rule of thumb, one cubic foot of freezer space allows you to store between 35 and 40 pounds of packages meat. Why the range? Well, different cuts are packaged in different shapes which will affect the amount you can squeeze into your space.
Here's a guideline of how much meat you can generally get into common sizes of freezers.
Top Freezer Above Refrigerator
We do not recommend this type of freezer for storing our Quarters, Halves or Wholes. This size of space, generally 3-4 cubic feet, is best for approximately an eighth of a beef.
5 Cubic Foot Freezer
This is the minimum size freezer we suggest for a quarter of beef. A quarter will generally take up almost if not all the space in a freezer this size.
6-7 Cubic Foot Freezer
We recommend this size for a quarter beef is you also need to store other things in addition to your beef.
8 Cubic Foot Freezer
This is the minimum size freezer we suggest for a half beef. However, if you are needing to use a freezer this size to store other items, we recommend only getting a quarter beef.
9-12 Cubic Foot Freezer
This is a great sized freezer for storing other items along with your half beef.
16 Cubic Foot Freezer
This is the minimum size freezer we suggest for a whole beef. If you are purchasing a new freezer specifically for your beef storage and have the budget to go a little bigger, we highly recommend it. A whole will be a tight fit in one of these.
17-21 Cubic Foot Freezer
Our suggestion is a 21 cubic foot freezer for the storage of your whole beef. This will allow space to organize and sort your cuts with a little bit of room to for other items you may need to store.