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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 ¼, ½, 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 ¼ Beef is ¼ 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 “big bundles.”


Here’s what I mean…


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


For example, a ¼ Beef will deliver between 90-100 total pounds of beef. A ½ Beef will yield between 190-200 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.


Here’s the cut list for each Side:


¼ Beef - 90-100 total pounds

6 - T-Bones & Porterhouse Steaks (1.25” Thick)

OR 2 Filets & 6 Strip Steaks

6 - Ribeyes (1.5” Thick)

6 - Sirloin Steaks

2 - Short Ribs

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 ¼ lb. patties

*Option to take organ meat (Liver, Heart, Tongue & Tail)


½ Beef - 190-200 total pounds

10 - T-Bones & Porterhouse Steaks (1.25” Thick) 

OR 4 Filets & 10 Strip Steaks

10 - Ribeyes (1.5” Thick)

10 - Sirloin Steaks

3 - Packages Short Ribs

2 - Skirt Steaks

1 - Flank Steak

1 - Full Brisket

10 - Total Roasts (3 lb/ea)

1 - Tri Tip

10 - Stew Meat (1 lb pkgs) 

6 - Meaty Soup Bones

4 - Raw dog bones/marrow bones

85 - Ground Beef (1 lb pkg)

*Option to put ground beef into ¼ lb. patties 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 ⅛ Beef that comes in at 50 pounds and can easily fit into a home freezer.


⅛ Beef - 50+ total pounds, no substitutions

2 - Strips (1.25” Thick)

2 - Ribeyes (1.5” Thick)

2 - Sirloin Steaks

3 - Total Roasts (3 lb/ea)

3 - Stew Meat (1 lb pkgs)

2 - Meaty Soup Bones

1 - Skirt Steak

2 - Grill-Ready Burger Packages

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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