Spring 2013 Beef Live Shares Pricing Information
Although we encourage you to pick your share up directly from the processor. We do offer delivery as a separate service from the sale of your live share. Please contact us directly if you are interested in delivery of your beef share.
Quarter Live Share
The Quarter Live Share provides a 1/4 interest in one of the beef animals, which are bred and raised here on the farm. The Quarter Live Share is great for first-time beef purchasers as well as smaller families and couples. The Quarter Beef Live Share contains:
Round & Sirloin
· London Broil One steak slab(~2 lbs)
· Round Steaks, ½ inch thickness At least four steaks
· Sirloin Steaks, ¾ inch thickness At least four steaks
· Sirloin Tip Roasts Two roasts (~3 lbs ea)
· Either Rump Roast One (~4 lbs)
Or Eye of Round One roast (~4 lbs)
· New York Strips, 1 inch thick At least six steaks
· Filet Mignon, 1 ½ inches thick At least five filets
· Ribeye Steaks, 1 inch thick At least six steaks
· Beef ribs About four long racks
Plus one baby rack
· Chuck/Arm Roast Three (2.5-4 pounds)
· Stew/Kebob beef ~ 4 packs (1 lb packs)
Shank & Brisket
· Either Brisket ~5 pounds
Plate & Flank
· Or Flank and Skirt Steaks 2-3 pounds together
· ( As lean as possible) ~20 1-pound packs
- Liver, Heart, Tongue, and Oxtail are divided based on weight and customer's stated preference.
These figures represent minimum expectations for each cut only.
You may notice that the above list totals only about 90 lbs. To ensure that our customers always receive the benefit of their bargain, we have made an effort to VERY conservatively estimate both the number and size of each type of cut provided.
Total Beef provided averages 110-130 pounds final wt.
Half and Whole Live Shares
For a large family (or for the extended family), half and whole beef live shares are an economical means to getting the beef you want, the way you want it. Custom butchering is available with these live shares.
Our Beef Prices
Our beef is priced by the pound, and are based upon the LIVE weight of a percentage share in a live animal, and vary slightly from season to season depending on expenses. Contact us for the current calf prices. Your price is locked in on the contract and will not rise.
Buying Beef From the Farm:
Here's how buying beef from Boxwood Farms works:
Purchase Interest (25%, 50%, 100%) in a live beef animal
When you purchase beef from Boxwood Farms, you are purchasing an interest (25%, 50%, or 100%) in a live beef animal currently on our farm. Each year we have 2 new crops of calves in 2 different seasons, from which certain animals are hand selected to remain on the farm for finishing. These animal groups ultimately become ready for harvest in early spring and late summer, respectively.
Contract and Deposit
When you decide to purchase beef from Boxwood Farms, the first thing you need to do is make a deposit to reserve your interest in a beef. Deposits are due at the time a contract is signed, are credited against your account, and are as follows:
Quarter Beef Live Share Deposit: $100
Half Beef Live Share Deposit: $150
Whole Beef Deposit: $200
This deposit serves two purposes: First, it assures us that you are serious about your beef purchase. Secondly, it provides us with a small amount of the income we need for daily cattle care during the interim period, such as fuel, upkeep of machinery and facilities, general farm maintenance, etc.
If you are ordering a half or whole beef, we also require your cutting instructions when you place your order. All quarters are uniform to ensure everyone getting a quarter ends up with the same number of quality cuts. We are happy to sit down in person or over the phone and answer your questions and discuss cutting instructions.
Processing and Final Price
When your beef is ready for slaughter, the final poundage and price of your beef will be determined, by assessing the live weight of your beef, and by determining the processing fee for your share based upon the hanging weight of your animal.
A quarter of beef will usually feed a family of two or three, several times a week for a year, for approximately $12.50/week. It’s quite a deal.
-Your total cost comes in two parts:
Our quoted per pound price to you
Processing fee (approx. $0.58 cents/pound).
Beef is usually aged and ready for pickup direct from the slaughterhouse about two weeks after it has been dropped off.
We also provide delivery as a separate service to our customers for a separate fee. Please let us know if you are interested in our delivery of your live beef share.