Beef will be sold in quarters and halves at $5/lb of hanging weight.* Pricing includes processing for cuts but does not include grinding costs for ground beef and hamburger patties. If interested please contact Steve at (920) 427-1135. Please send $150 deposit payment by check to Koeppl's Kows, 4902 County Rd S, Oshkosh, WI 54904. Deposits will not be refundable.
What happens when we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef? When we take your order for a quarter/half or whole beef, we try to give you a date when it will go to the meat processor. We will call you when the steer goes to the processor to give you the hanging weight and ask that you write a check to Koeppl’s Kows for the amount given. Please then call the processor with instructions for how you want your beef cut. The beef will then dry-age in a climate controlled cooler for 7-10 days before being cut. The reason it is dry aged, is that dry-aging helps tenderize the meat. Cutting, packaging and freezing takes another 2-3 days, so your order will be ready for pickup about two weeks after the date the animal went to the processor. You will pick up the meat at the processor, and at that time,we ask that you pay them for grinding and pressing. Approximate costs are $.05/lb for ground beef and $.55/lb for hamburger patties and stew meat.
If you want to order a quarter please read this. If you are interested in a half, or whole skip this paragraph: If you ordered a quarter, what you will receive is commonly called a “split half.” Because, the cuts of meat in the front half differs dramatically from the back half, we evenly divide the cuts between the two to make it a fair offering. This will somewhat limit how you can have your beef cut, as it is a compromise with the other customer, who will be sharing the half. Again, this applies only to quarter orders. If you ordered a half or whole beef, you won’t have to split the cuts.
What will your beef cost? The cost is $5/lb hanging weight, plus any additional charges for grinding and patties. The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass, before it is processed into individual cuts. Your take home weight of meat will be about 25%-35% less depending on how you have the meat cut.
Average hanging weights: Quarter: 150-180 lbs *$5/lb = approximately $750-900 for the meat, plus any charges for Hamburger patties. Half: 300-360 lbs x $5 = approximately $1,500-$1,800 for the meat, plus any charges for Hamburger patties. Whole: 600-760 lbs x $5/lb = approximately $3,000-3,800 for the meat, plus any charges for Hamburger patties.
What you will receive with your order: The table below gives approximate amounts of each cut that you will receive. Your order may vary slightly from this, and you may opt for different cuts than these where it is possible. For instance, you may prefer T-bone and Porterhouse steaks rather than NY strip and Tenderloin--did you know that a Porterhouse steak is composed of a NY Strip on one side of the "t-bone" and tenderloin on the other? You may also wish to have some cuts turned into ground beef, such as the brisket or short ribs.