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How Much Is A Half A Beef?

As previously mentioned in a blog post of ours, buying in bulk can be much more cost efficient and convenient for you the customer, but something that we often get asked by our customers is how much it would cost to purchase half a beef from our ranch here in Northern California. 

The price of half a cow will vary depending on the exact weight of the animal but our prices usually start from around $2,000. In terms of cost per pound, it is very tough to say what exactly it would cost but you can expect to pay between $2,100-$2,200 on average after paying our fees for raising the animal and paying the butchering fees which is a separate business from us. You can expect to get between 200-275 pounds of take home beef witch averages out to you paying between $8.50-$9.50 a pound. Something important to note is that when ordering a half a cow it is important to note that we will pair you up with someone that wants the other half. We will not harvest the animal until we have a complete whole beef order.

Once you put your order in we will ask you to put down a deposit. After this has been completed we will begin work on your order and keep you posted on progress!

how much is half a beef

Where do I pick up my order from? 

Once your order has been completed we will let you know and you will then be able to come pick it up from the butcher. The local butcher that we work with on a regular basis is Los Molinos Meats, who are also located in California. We have had customers drive to us from as far as Southern California and Northern Oregon to pick up their grass fed beef order from the butcher. 

If you are driving from a long distance away we always recommend picking up some dry ice on the way home, this is to ensure that your beef remains frozen until you arrive safely back home. 

how much is half a beef

How much freezer space is needed for half a beef?

Half a beef will naturally take up a large amount of space in any household freezer but if you are lucky enough to own more than one freezer or one large one you should be fine on your own. You’ll need a 8-12 foot cubic freezer for half a beef and you should have plenty of room to spare! If you are lucky enough to have a 12 cubic foot freezer you would also be able to get a pig butchered down the road to fit in it as well. If you decide to go for a whole beef order we would suggest you own a 18-20 cubic foot freezer and if you get a 20 cubic foot freezer you’ll have room to spare for a whole pig just.

If it is a case whereby you think you will not have the necessary free space in your freezer why not share your order with some friends and family members? 

Our Guarantee

With over 50 years experience raising cattle on our ranch we pride ourselves on the quality of our grass fed beef. Our grass fed program is sustainable and we take the utmost care of our land through ranch management. Our mission is to provide great quality food to great quality people. All of our cattle are hormone and antibiotic free and grass fed on our family ranch here in Northern California. 

If you would like to find out some more info on why grass fed beef is considered to be more beneficial for the environment be sure to take a look at our blog post on this topic! 

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10910 Shasta Blvd, Los Molinos, CA, United States

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I'm glad I went with TX Bar Grassfed Cattle Company. I didn't get the amount of take home beef as I thought I would(my mistake), but the second I saw... read more

Raphael Terry Avatar Raphael Terry
April 4, 2023

Worked with Travis of TX Bar and Los Molinos Meats. It was our first time going through a "cow purchase" process and Travis was extremely helpful and the whole process... read more

Jesse Martin Avatar Jesse Martin
March 25, 2023

First time buying half a beef. Travis was very informative and was always available to answer questions. Great overall experience. We will be placing a second order... read more

Maria Alaniz Avatar Maria Alaniz
March 25, 2023

Great customer service and excellent meat!

Kyle Glagovich Avatar Kyle Glagovich
February 25, 2023

Transaction very smooth, great communication from deposit, to harvest , to butcher. The beef tastes heavenly. Nothing better than fresh. We'll be back. Thank you... read more

Debbie Waterman Avatar Debbie Waterman
January 25, 2023

Great price!!! Grass fed and grass finished. Easy communication with Travis and the Butcher. This was my first experience and absolutely no issues and great farmer doing what he does... read more

Artem Kolmyk Avatar Artem Kolmyk
January 25, 2023

Big shout out to TX Bar cattle company for feed the freezer with the highest quality grass fed beef. Working with Travis was really a please. Hands down... read more

Adam Lesly Avatar Adam Lesly
January 25, 2023

From the start I knew I chose the best in the business. Quick response and everything was lined out on from day one. Most fear grass fed and finished beef... read more

Seth Laam Avatar Seth Laam
October 25, 2022

This was my first experience buying beef off the hoof. I was so afraid I would mess it up. Fortunately I found TXBAR, their advertisement is fantastic, it explains... read more

Barbara Stewart Avatar Barbara Stewart
August 25, 2022

Thanks again for your hard work for another amazing animal!! Butcher said hanging weight was 775lbs!!! Massive lol. Woooo!! Food for a year+. And... read more

August 25, 2022

First time purchasing a half beef and it was a great experience.Travis was more than helpful and was easy to get ahold of if any questions were to come up.... read more

Ian Seifert Avatar Ian Seifert
May 25, 2022

Thank you very much! I picked it all up on Friday and the meat looks great. My wife's birthday was on Sunday and I whipped out the sous vide and... read more

George Mount Avatar George Mount
April 25, 2022

Hi Travis, As a new customer to the bulk meat buying process I was more than a little apprehensive spending this kind of money. But after working with you... read more

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April 25, 2022


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April 25, 2022

Picked up our first order of beef from TX Bar and very pleased with our purchase. Our first taste was the hamburger, cooked in cast iron along with onions/bell peppers/mushrooms... read more

Mark Stafford Avatar Mark Stafford
April 25, 2022

Absolute dream working with Travis. The whole process was so easy and seamless. From the deposit to the pickup we knew what was going on every step of the way.... read more

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