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Ordering Meat

 
 Summer/Fall 2022 availability:
Now taking orders for:
  • Whole chickens in 2022 will be available through October. Weight range from 4 to 5 lbs. $3.65/lb. Limited supply; please order ahead to ensure availability.

  • Half or whole hogs to be processed in August or September of 2022. Carcass weight is about 100 lbs. per half hog. Price is $2.75/lb. of carcass weight; processing is additional and usually runs about $1.25/lb. of carcass weight; for a total of about $400 per half-hog.

  • Quarter beef to be processed in October of 2022. Carcass weight of a quarter is about 125 lbs. Price is $3.45/lb. of carcass weight for the beef, plus processing at about $1.60/lb. of carcass weight; for a total of about $632 per quarter of beef.

  • Thanksgiving turkeys to be processed in November of 2022. Weights generally range from 12 to 18 lbs. Price is $3.50/lb, which includes the processing. Limited supply; please order early!

Contact Jane Jewett to place your order: jane@janesfarm.com, or call or text: 218-670-0066.


If you're looking for smaller amounts, you can order online through the Grand Rapids Farmers' Market!

Scroll down for more details on carcass weights, cuts, and pricing for beef, lamb, and pork.
 

Beef cattle and hogs for custom processing:
  • You order a 1/4, 1/2, or whole beef; or a 1/2 or whole hog; or a whole lamb. (NOTE: No lamb available in 2022 - sorry! Check back in 2023.)
     
  • You send me a check to pay in full for the estimated total of the order. We'll adjust up or down when you pick up your meat.
     
  • I arrange a butchering date and deliver the animal to the butcher.
     
  • You decide how you want your meat cut: package size, choice of cuts, and so on. (The butcher can help you with this part.)
     
  • When the meat is ready, I pick it up at the butcher's, we make pick-up arrangements, and settle the adjustment on the bill based on the carcass weight and processing charges.
Visit the Farm!
You have the right to visit the farm to choose your own animal prior to custom butchering.
Contact Jane to schedule a farm tour: jane@janesfarm.com, or call or text: 218-670-0066.
(But you don't have to choose your animal. I can do that for you if you prefer.)
 

Prices and Meat Quantities



 

* NOTE that the processing prices vary depending on your choice of cuts.
The prices given in this table are examples of typical costs, not guarantees.

 

Beef Pork Lamb

Meat Price: $3.45 per pound of carcass weight
Processing Price: about $1.60 per pound of carcass weight

Meat Price: $2.75 per pound of carcass weight
Processing Price: about $1.25 per pound of carcass weight (specialty items cost more)

Total Price: $8.60 per pound of carcass weight

Your total cost:

1/4 beef carcass = about 125 lbs.
125 lbs. x $3.45 = $431.25 for the meat
125 lbs. x $1.60 = $200.00 for processing
Total = $631.25

Your total cost:

1/2 hog carcass = about 100 lbs.
100 lbs. x $2.75 = $275.00 for the meat
100 lbs. x $1.25 = $125.00 for processing
Total = $400

Your total cost:

whole lamb carcass = about 40 lbs.
40 lbs. x $8.60 = $344
(This includes processing)

What you get:

1/4 beef = about 90 lbs. cut and wrapped meat.

This 90 lbs. includes bone-in cuts of meat.

(If you want all boneless meat, you need to tell the butcher and your total pounds will be less.)

This will take up about 3 cubic feet of freezer space.

Cuts are your preference as you told the butcher.

Cost per pound of cut & wrapped meat = (approximately) $6.73


 

What you get:

1/2 hog = about 80 lbs. cut and wrapped meat.

This 80 lbs. includes bone-in cuts of meat.

(If you want all boneless meat, you need to tell the butcher and your total pounds will be less.)

This will take up about 3 cubic feet of freezer space.

Cuts are your preference as you told the butcher.

Cost per pound of cut & wrapped meat = (approximately) $5.00


 

What you get:

1/2 lamb = about 30 lbs. cut and wrapped meat.

This 30 lbs. includes bone-in cuts of meat.

(If you want all boneless meat, you need to tell the butcher and your total pounds will be less.)

This will take up about 1.5 cubic feet of freezer space.

Cost per pound of cut & wrapped meat = (approximately) $11.47


 

This page was last updated on August 11, 2022. My prices are current through October 31, 2022. I can't vouch for butchers' processing prices, though! I make my best guess but processing costs may increase without warning.

Further Information on Buying Meat Directly from a Farmer

Detailed Information on the Cuts of Meat from a Hog or Beef Carcass