NOTICE: Colorado Custom Carnivore does NOT conduct door to door sales!!
We will never show up unannounced to sell beef. Please contact your local authorities if someone tries to sell you beef in this manner using Colorado Custom Carnivore’s name.
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Hanging Weight vs. Finished Weight
We have seen many people selling beef with a different pricing structure than what we use and I just want to help inform you how it works. We see many people sell per pound by the "Hanging weight" then add the cost of processing ...and that's fine, but you need to know what that means.
The "Hanging Weight" is the weight of the animal after the head, skin and internal organs have been removed, which is usually around 63% of the Hoof (or live) weight. Hanging weight prices are determined by this stage in the packaging process...but this is not the end of the process.
After hanging (curing) for a few weeks, it is then further processed to your particular cuts: bones, fat trimmings and dry spots (resulting from hanging for 2-3 weeks) are removed and you are left with your meat. If you are paying by the hanging weight, your price includes those bones and fat trimmings that are thrown away during this part of the process.
Example: 1200 lbs steer yields a 750lb. carcass at "Hanging Weight." Paying $3.50/lb hanging weight plus processing (which averages $175/quarter) you are paying:
750lb hanging weight
x $3.50/lb = $2625 for the whole animal
/ 4 = $656.25 for a quarter beef
+ $175 (processing fee per quarter)
= $831.25 for one quarter beef, or approximately 120 lbs of meat. That's $6.92/lb. for the meat that goes into your freezer.
Our quarters start at $730 for a quarter of our grain finished beef.
That's it. No hidden fees.
If you look at our Prices, you will see that we are not only priced better, but have also simplified the pricing, so we don't have any hidden costs.