How Much Freezer Space Do I Need For a Half/Whole Cow or Pig? 

Please note that the amount of beef you will get from a half or whole cow or pig varies from farm to farm. Please do not use these calculations for other farm’s beef unless you know the hanging weight/finish weight will be similar.

 

The beef from a half cow from Hayfield Farm fills approximately 300 quarts of cooler space or 10 cubic feet of freezer space, minimum

The beef from a whole cow from Hayfield Farm fills approximately 600 quarts of cooler space or 20 cubic feet of freezer space, minimum

 

The pork from a half pig from Hayfield Farm fills approximately 100 quarts of cooler space or 3.5 cubic feet of freezer space, minimum. 

The pork from a whole pig from Hayfield Farm fills approximately 250 quarts of cooler space or 8.5 cubic feet of freezer space, minimum. 

 

It is much better to have more space and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Additionally, it is much better to have your freezer space cleared out before you pick up your beef. Please keep in mind that these are round numbers to make determining how much cooler and freezer space you need easy!

 

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