About Prices. . .

Prices listed are those charged at our farm and at our on-line ordering site. For more information, contact us: 845-481-3459 or info@lowlandfarm.com

Beef Prices as of April 2017

BEEF Price/Pound
Hamburger 9.00
Beef Patties 10.00
Steak: Strip/ T-Bone / Porterhouse 20.00
Filet 26.00
London Broil 10.50
Chuck Roasts/Round Roasts 9.00
Short ribs  9.00
Sandwich Steak 10.50
Sirloin Steak 15.00
Flank/Skirt/Hangar Steak 18.00
Brisket 10.00
Shanks 7.00
Oxtails 7.00

Pork Prices as of April 2017

PORK Price/Pound
Bacon/Jowl Bacon/Pork Belly 13.00
Ham Steak 8.00
Ham – whole/half 7.00
Pork Chops: Bone-In/Boneless 10.00/11.00
Loin Roast: Bone-in/Boneless 10.00/11.00
Ground Pork 7.00
Pork Stir Fry 9.00
Shoulder Roast: Bone-in & Boneless 7.50
Spare Ribs 7.50
Tenderloins 14.00
Sausage, fresh (in coils) 8.00
Sausage, nitrate-free smoked (in links) Kielbasa; hot dogs 12.00
Hocks 6.00

Buying Whole and Half Cows

Animal Portions from Lowland Farm (download)

Cow Portions: Available in July through September (approximately)

To purchase the meat from a whole or half cow, you buy the animal directly from us. We deliver it to the processor and pick up the finished/frozen meat for you to pick up at Lowland Farm. You determine how you want it butchered, following a “cut sheet” that we provide. You, of course, get marrow bones, liver, heart, tail, tongue, kidney, and shanks, in addition to the “normal” cuts.

We charge $5.00 per pound of hanging weight for a whole beef and $5.25 per pound for a half. This is the weight of the sides after slaughter/skinning but before the dry aging process and butchering. A typical steer’s hanging weight might be 625lbs and a heifer 525-575lb, although there is considerable variation. Note: An animal with a 600lb. hanging weight will yield 400 – 425lbs. of packaged meat to take home. In addition to the per-pound cost of the meat, our processor charges $40 (slaughter fee per animal) plus $0.55/lb. of hanging weight for USDA vacuum wrapped packaging. So, for a 600lb., USDA packed animal, you’re talking about $3100.

Meat from a typical half beef (from a 1000 – 1200 lb. live animal) consists of approximately: 14 T-bone steaks (3/4″ thick) 14 rib steaks (3/4″ thick) 8 sirloin steaks (3/4″) 8 round steaks (3/4″) 2 sirloin tip roasts (3 lbs) 6 chuck roasts (4 lbs) 4 arm roasts (3 lbs) 2 rump roasts (4 lbs.) 8 packages of stew beef (1lb.) 4 packages of short ribs (1.5 lbs) 4 packages of soup bones (1.5 lobs) 80-100 pounds ground beef (Variety meats, if desired, such as heart, liver, tongue, and oxtail).

Buying Whole & Half Hogs and Roasters

Animal Portions from Lowland Farm (download)

Hog Portions: Available year round on a periodic basis

The cost of buying a half/whole hog is $5.00 / $4.75 per pound of hanging weight (the carcass after slaughter and evisceration). If you are willing and/or able to butcher the hog yourself, deduct $1.25/lb.

An estimate for a half hog could be $500 and a whole $950. That includes all processing, packaging and any smoked items (like ham and bacon).

The typical hog, weighing 250 pounds on the hoof, will produce a 184-pound carcass that will yield approximately 120 – 140 pounds of pork; 70 pounds of pork would be a good estimate for a half a hog.

Butchering can be done to different specifications, but a typical cutting of a half a hog would produce:

 22 pounds of ham (this might include 12.8 pounds of cured ham, 1.2 pounds of fresh ham, 3.0 pounds of trimmings)

 17 pounds of side, or belly (this could include 9.5 pounds of cured bacon and 2.9 pounds of spareribs)

 16.9 pounds of loin (producing 1.6 pounds of backribs, 5.3 pounds of boneless loin, 3.8 pounds of country-style ribs, 2.8 pounds of sirloin roast, .8 pounds of tenderloin and .8 pounds of trimmings)

 8.3 pounds of boneless picnic (lower shoulder) meat

 7.3 of Boston butt (upper shoulder; perhaps 2 pounds of blade steaks and 3.9 pounds of blade roast)

 19.6 pounds of miscellaneous parts including jowls, feet, tail, neckbones, etc.

Roasters: Hogs for a “pig roast” generally weigh 50 – 100 lbs. A 50 lb. roaster costs $350. Any roaster larger than 50 lbs. costs an additional $2/lb. for every pound over 50 lbs. So, a 75 lb. roaster would cost $400 and a 100 lb. roaster would cost $450. We have a “China box” available for rental to roast your hog.

If you are interested in a cow/hog portion, or a roasting pig, please e-mail us at info@lowlandfarm.com or call us: (845) 481-3459.