site logo

March 2015

Bart Morris

March 31, 2015

How much beef is in an 1/8th?

One of the hardest things about buying bulk beef is knowing how much you should order.  For example, an Oxbow 1/8th of beef is between 65-70 lbs, but what does that really mean when you are placing frozen steaks, roasts and burger in your freezer?  Here is our attempt to explain this.

The 1/8ths we have been selling have been around 1.5-2 cubic feet.  What does that mean?  Well, a traditional freezer that sits above your fridge is over 4 cubic feet, so an 1/8th of beef will fit in it no problem…unless your freezer is jam- packed with other delicious food.  Listed below is the composition of the last few 1/8th we have sold:


  • – Rib Eye steaks 3-4
  • – NY Strip steaks 3-4
  • – Sirloin steaks 2
  • – Tenderloin steaks 1-2
  • – Flat Iron, Flank or Skirt steak 1
  • – Top Round (London Broil) steak 2-3
  • – Bottom Round steak 2-3
  • – Stew meat 2
  • – Brisket 1
  • – Rump roast 1
  • – Chuck roast 2
  • – Arm roast 1
  • – Ribs 2
  • – Burger 22-25lbs

To determine the size of a 1/4 or 1/2 you can double or quadruple the 1/8th information for the most part.  If you have any questions please contact us.



Join the Oxbow Family

Sign up for the Oxbow newsletter and receive the latest from the ranch.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.