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How Much Beef is in a Side?

November 1, 2019
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If you're looking to fill the freezer & buy beef in bulk, you're looking at investing in a beef side, either a ยผ,  ยฝ, or Whole Beef.

Put simply, it is a portion of the total, ready-to-use cuts that a whole beef yields. For Blue Silo customers, a ยผ Beef is ยผ of the cuts yielded from the total animal.

We love helping our neighbors fill the freezer with our beef. To keep things simple, we treat Sides more like a โ€œbig bundles.โ€

Hereโ€™s what I meanโ€ฆ


When you purchase a Side from us, we will tell you the quantity of each cut youโ€™ll receive, the number of packages. We also know approximately how many total pounds youโ€™ll receive. 

For example, a ยผ Beef will deliver between 100-110 total pounds of beef. A ยฝ Beef will yield between 200-210 total pounds. A stand-alone deep freeze is recommended for either option, to provide plenty of space and maintain a constant, sub-zero temperature, essential for preserving quality.

Hereโ€™s the cut list for each Side:

ยผ Beef - 100-110 total pounds

5 - T-Bones & Porterhouse Steaks (1.25โ€ Thick)
OR 2 Filets & 4 Strip Steaks
5 - Ribeyes (1.5โ€ Thick)
5 - Sirloin Steaks
1 - Skirt Steak

1 - Half Brisket

5 - Total Roasts (3#/ea)
5 - Stew Meat (1 lb pkgs)
2 - Raw dog bones/marrow bones
3 - Meaty Soup Bones
40 - Ground beef (1 lb pkgs)

*Option to put ground beef into ยผ lb. patties
*Option to take organ meat (Liver, Heart, Tongue & Tail)

ยฝ Beef - 200-210 total pounds

12 - T-Bones & Porterhouse Steaks (1.25โ€ Thick) 
OR 6 Filets & 12 Strip Steaks
10 - Ribeyes (1.5โ€ Thick)
10- Sirloin Steaks
6 - Packages Short Ribs
2 - Skirt Steaks
1 - Flank Steak
1 - Full Brisket
9 - Total Roasts (3 lb/ea)
1 -  Tri Tip
10 - Stew Meat (1 lb pkgs) 
6 - Meaty Soup Bones
4 - Raw dog bones/marrow bones
80 - Ground Beef (1 lb pkg)

*Option to put ground beef into ยผ lb. patties, in a single brat flavor (20 lb min.; $2/lb extra processing cost)), or pre-season with chorizo or mild Italian sausage.
*Option to take organ meat (Liver, Heart, Tongue & Tail)

*Options for custom steak thickness, roast size, and ground beef package size.

Maybe that seems like too much for you? We also offer a โ…› Beef that comes in at 50 pounds and can easily fit into a home freezer.

โ…›  Beef - 45-50 total pounds

2 - Strips (1.25โ€ Thick)
2 - Ribeyes (1.5โ€ Thick)
2 - Sirloin Steaks
3 - Total Roasts (3 lb/ea)
3 - Stew Meat (1 lb pkgs)
2 - Meaty Soup Bones
20 - Ground beef (1 lb pkgs)

We believe in making it simple & straightforward for our customers. 

Our upfront, flat pricing means you know the exact cost & what you're getting.

No surprises. No extra processing costs.

 Prices do fluctuate seasonally, so head over to the Store to check out the current pricing and availability for sides. 

Contact Me - Kassi - with any questions!

Read more about how Blue Silo makes it easy to purchase a Side HERE 

Kassi Glassman
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