Local Island Beef is sold in Whole, Half or Quarter Sides (includes cut, wrap and freeze).
WHOLE (approx. 715 lbs hanging)
HALF (approx 333-375 lbs hanging)
QUARTER (approx 150-180lbs. hanging)
Standard Cuts-Quantities per one-half side of beef
Steak (standard thickness ¾” or your choice if ordering 1/2 side)
T-Bone 14 steaks
Rib 14 steaks
Sirloin (top butt) 8 sirloins large to small cut (large serves 2)
Round (packaged as full or half round)
Top Round (More tender)
Bottom Round (Less tender) Can be made into steaks or hamburger Chuck Makes excellent roasts or 18 very flavorful steaks Flank 1 flank
Roast (standard size two-three pounds)
Prime Rib (If this roast is requested it eliminates a portion of the rib steaks.) Sirloin Tip 1 or 2 roasts
Chuck (Pot Roast) 6-8 roasts
Arm (Round Roast) 3-4 roasts
Rump 1 or 2 roasts
Brisket 1 roast (or stew meat or hamburger)
Stew Meat 6 lbs of lean cubed meat
Short Ribs 3-4 packages (1-1/2 pounds each)
Soup Bones 3-4 packages (1-1/2 pounds each)
Ground Beef 1, 1 1/2, or 2 pound packages (approx. 65-70 pounds)
Note: Loss from bones, fat, etc., is approximately 30% of carcass weight. Package or take-home weight on a half beef would be approximately 270-320 pounds. To split a half beef, cutting instructions must be identical for equal portions of meat.
Slaughter in the San Juan Islands is conducted by a variety of means including the Mobile Processing Unit (run by the USDA) and carcasses are delivered to Island Grown Farmers Cooperative http://www.igfcmeats.com/4.html year-round.
Many operations are small and in order to keep prices down there are only bulk orders of meat. As a member of the Agricultural Resources Committee of San Juan County - Thank you in advance for your interest in buying local and supporting San Juan County Agriculture.
Buy Grass-Fed Beef locally from:
Jones Family Farm, Lopez Island 360.468.2113 or Email
Bonnie Brook Farm, Orcas Island 360.376.4065
Coffelt Farm, Orcas Island 360.376.4357