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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW MUCH DOES BEEF COST?
A: Grain Fed = $4.00 / lb. Hanging Carcass Weight
Q: HOW MUCH DOES A CARCASS WEIGH?
A: A whole carcass weights 750 lbs. Each carcass is made up of two sides, weighing 375 lbs. each
Q: DO I HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE CARCASS?
A: No. Although some of our customers with large families buy a whole carcass, most buy just a
half. You can also split a half with a friend or we might be able to find someone to split a half
Q: HOW MUCH MEAT DO I GET FROM A CARCASS?
A: A good rule of thumb is that you will get roughly 2/3 of the carcass weight in take-home cuts. For example: a 375 lb. carcass will yield about 260 lbs. in take-home meat. Of the 260 lbs., about
1/3 will be steaks, 1/3 roasts, and 1/3 ground beef.
Q: WHAT IF I DON’T WANT ROASTS?
A: Any or even all roasts can be made into ground beef. We just cannot make more steaks.
Q: HOW MUCH TAX IS ON THE MEAT?
A: No tax is paid on beef bought directly from the farmer
Q; HOW DO I GET THE BEEF?
A: After all the beef is processed and the meat frozen, it will be picked up and brought back to
farm. You do not have to drive to the processor. A pickup date and directions will be given when
you place the order. We can also deliver directly to you home.
Q: HOW MUCH FREEZER SPACE IS NEEDED FOR A HALF?
A: Approximately 17 cubic foot of freezer space is needed for a 375 lb. half beef. The way the meat is cut and the way it is stacked in the freezer will affect the space needed.
Q: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CUTS?
A: Roast = 3 to 4 lbs.; Ground Beef = 85% lean; 1 lb. packs; Steaks =1 inch thick
WHY BUY CUSTOM BEEF?
1. It’s a healthier option. All the meat is from one locally raised animal, born
and raised on Sadler Farms in Greenwood, Arkansas. Wes and Chad are
available to describe their farming practices so that you can make good
decisions for your family.
2. The meat is processed to your specifications. The leanness of the ground
beef, the weight of the roasts, and the thickness of the steaks are to your
3. Averaged meat cost is cheaper than grocery stores, just like Sam’s Club,
bulk buying is cheaper. Plus, you don’t have to pay sales tax.
4. You know where you beef comes from and you are supporting local farmers
and processors. Shopping locally keeps the majority of the money in your
community’s local economy.
5. Buying from local farms keeps farmers in business. Small farms are the
backbone of America’s food supply. Without small farmers, your food
would be solely sourced by corporate factory farms.
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