Quarters & halves of beef are priced by hanging weight. This is approximately 60 % of live weight. The hanging weight is the weight right after it is slaughtered and before it is processed. It is a standard pricing method for farmers selling beef and the customer paying the processor. For example: We estimate our steers will weigh 1400 lbs. which would be 840 lbs. hanging weight.

We charge $3.40/ pound of hanging weight so a quarter of beef (estimated 210 lbs.) $714.00 -would be paid to Valley Springs Farm. An average processing cost is $1.25/pound so in this example $262.50 would be paid to Straka Meat at pickup.