How Much Beef is in a Whole/Half Cow?

Trying to guess how much freezer space you will need or how much meat you will be getting when purchasing bulk meat can be very daunting. Below is a chart of a rough idea of what you could expect from an order of a half or whole beef. While your order will vary based upon your cut selections and the weight of the animal, this chart provides you with a quick look at what you could be bringing home to your family!

Individual Cut Half Beef Whole Beef
Chuck/Arm Roast 20-24lbs 40-48lbs
Ground Beef 90-100lbs 180-200lbs
Rolled Rump Roast 5-6lbs 10-12lbs
Sirloin Tip Roast 5-6lbs 10-12lbs
Round Steak, or Stew Meat 6-8lbs 12-16lbs
Ribeye Steak 5-7lbs 10-14lbs
NY Strip Steak 5lbs 10lbs
Sirloin Steak 4lbs 8lbs
Tenderloin Filets 3lbs 6lbs
Flank Steak 1lb 2lbs
Skirt Steak, or Fajita Meat 4lbs 8lbs
Flat Iron Steak 2.2lbs 4.5lbs
Tri-Tip Steak 2lbs 4lbs
Brisket 4lbs 8lbs
Short Ribs 4lbs 8lbs
Soup Bones with Meat 8lbs 16lbs
Liver 2lbs 4lbs
Bones for Bone Broth 20lbs 40lbs