Halves: approx 300lbs (hanging) x $3.75/lb = $1125 (which will be approx 210lbs of packaged meat)
Quarters: approx 150lbs (hanging) x $4.00/lb = $600 (which will be approx 105lbs of packaged meat)
Eighths: approx 75lb (hanging) x $4.50/lb = $337.50 (which will be approx 52lbs of packaged meat)
What Does a Quarter Look Like?
Here's some photos to give you an idea. The average quarter has 3 big bags (sometimes 2 heavy bags). The freezer in the picture is a 15 cu. ft chest freezer (about 4ft long).
Placing An Order:
- Call (618) 586-2488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
- Fill in the Beef Order Form 2012 and send back with a $50 deposit check made out to Flying S.
- Come to the Flying S Beef House (yellow building) at 17594 E. 500th Ave, Palestine IL, 62451 to make final payment and collect beef. Click here for a map.
By the way…
- Quarters are actually a half of a half – not the front or back leg so you get a little bit of everything; ask for a sample quarter breakdown sheet if you are interested.
- Eighths are approximately half of a quarter.
- A half will take up approximately 10 cubic feet of freezer space, a quarter will use about 5 cubic feet. The average kitchen fridge/freezer has about 5 cubic feet of room in its freezer compartment – so a quarter will fit in there, if packed really well.
- Beef is vacuum packed in thick clear plastic wrap. It is labelled with the weight, cut and date. It should last up to 3 years in the freezer.
- Flying S dry-ages beef for 14-21 days to accentuate tenderness and taste.
- With advance notice we can custom cut your half and cut your steaks any thickness you like. Usually we can custom cut quarters, although there's no guarantee, since we have to find another person wanting a quarter cut the same way.
- Above prices include all costs, including processing fees. (Shipping fees to Chicago not included)
- Payments can be made by Cash or Check when collecting orders.
- A quarter will fit snuggly into three 50 quart coolers. If you don’t have that many coolers we suggest bringing some blankets to wrap the large bags of meat in (obviously not recommended during the middle of summer).