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                   Estimated Price For A Quarter of Beef

Example 1: Based on a 700 lb. live weight animal

A 700 lb. animal will yield an approximate 385 lb. hanging weight.  
1/4 of 385 would be 96.25 lbs.
96.25 lbs @ $4.00 per lb. would be $385.00 to me for the animal.
The processor would be owed the $50 kill fee (1/4 share = $12.50) plus $0.68 per lb. processing fee:
96.25 lbs. X $0.68 = $65.46 + $50/4 = $12.50, for a total of $77.95 (processor’s fee).

Thus, the total cost for a quarter (in this example) would be:
$385.00 to 3B Farms Beef and $ 77.95 to the processor for a total of $462.95 

I would say that would be within $50.00 either way of the final cost. 

There is a $125 down payment for a quarter, which, of course, will be deducted from the final cost. That’s about as close as I can get to an accurate, good-faith estimate.

A half of beef in this example would be approximately twice the amount of a quarter or  $925.90.

Example 2:  Based on a 1000 lb. live weight animal

​A 1000 lb. animal will yield an approximate 533 lb. hanging weight.  
1/4 of 533 would be 133 lbs.
133 lbs @ $4.00 per lb. would be $532.00  to 3B Farms for the animal.
The processor would be owed the $50 kill fee (1/4 share = $12.50) plus $0.68 per lb. processing fee:
133 lbs. X $0.68 = $90.44 + $50/4 = $12.50, for a total of $102.94 (processor’s fee).

Thus, the total cost for a quarter (in this example) would be:
$532.00 to 3B Farms and $102.94 to the processor for a total of $634.94.

I would say that would be within $100 either way of the final cost. 

A half of beef in this example would be approximately twice the amount of a quarter or $1,269.88.