Here are the standard recommendations for cutting and packaging meats.
Steaks 3/4 inch thick, 2 to a package (Steaks can be 1 inch but you will get fewer). If you are ordering a quarter only, we will match you with someone else who wants the same. Bear in mind that these steers are only about 3/4 the size of industrial beef and that the steak diameter will be less than the individual standard. "Tenderloin" is from the loin area -- the same area that makes the Porterhouse and T-Bone Steaks.
There is one Flank steak per side. This Flank steak can be cut in half for quarter orders but it will be small. If you don't want Flank steak, it is usually put into hamburger. This is same for the brisket.
Rib Steaks or Rib Roasts? There are 4 rib roasts per steer (2 to a side). Each roast can be cut into high quality steaks. Again, these roasts will be smaller because the animals are only 3/4 the size of industrial beef, so for quarter orders either steaks or a single roast must be chosen.
Regular Roasts 3 lbs. (Chuck, Arm, Sirloin Tip, Rump, Eye of Round, Bottom Round. Chuck and Arm can also be prepared as high quality hamburger. Bottom Round can be cut into cube steaks. If you are ordering a quarter only, you will need to be matched with someone else who wants the same).
I suggest that those of you ordering 'quarters' go with these standard recommendations. We must closely match you with another order and this is possible only if you cut similar to each other. A quarter beef is not 'geographical' but we divide a side equally two ways so people are not stuck with a front or rear quarter.
Please think about these questions before ordering. Please note, that you are charged for all your share of the beef whether or not you take it.
1 - How do you want your hamburger? lean/normal?
2 - How thick do you want your regular steaks like T-bone and Sirloin? 3/4" or 1"?
3 - Do you want rib steaks or rib roast?
4 - Do you want the Eye of Round Roast or Round Steaks? (Round Steaks are usually leaner and tougher than sirloin.)
5 - Do you want Bottom Round Roast or Cube Steaks?
6 - Do you want Liver?
7 - Do you want tongue?
8 - Do you want heart?
9 - Do you want meaty bones for soup/stock?
10 - Do you want leg bones for your dog -- just feed them raw and frozen?
11 - Any special requests?