How to buy bulk

Oxbow Beef Pricing:

Bulk beef pricing can be very confusing for the customer. For example, bulk beef is sold in three different ways: live weight, carcass weight or finished cut weight. Along with the different ways of selling bulk beef, additional fees are sometimes applied at the time of pickup, such as processing and kill fees.

At Oxbow, we take the confusion out of buying bulk beef, we sell by finished cut weight – the actual pounds of beef that will go into each customer’s freezer. There are no hidden or additional fees. All you will pay is the per-pound price of beef that you take home.

The one unknown that we cannot navigate until your beef is processed is what the final weight of your order will be. This is because our animals are individuals, and therefore they are different sizes.  Another factor in determining the weight of beef is the time of year we harvest the animal.  As the summer progresses, our cows continue to grow and put on weight.  The highest quality animals with the best beef marbling will be harvested in late summer and early fall, but will also weigh more due to being older and larger. To help you with figuring out what your bulk beef order may cost, we give a range of weights and costs it will fall within, as well as the average weight and cost of recent orders.  As always if you have any questions please contact us.

Also, when looking at the per-pound price of Oxbow beef remember this includes ALL cuts of beef.  Buying in bulk, you pay the same low per-pound price for tenderloin and rib-eye steaks as you do burger.  Prices for these prime cuts in the grocery store can run from $17.00 to $32.00/lb for all natural, grass-finished beef like ours.

Receiving Oxbow Beef:

Once your order is placed, it takes approximately one month before you receive your Oxbow beef. We will notify you when your beef is ready, and you can pick it up right here at our farm 2 market store on the ranch.

⅛ Beef

$6.65 per lb / 40-60 lbs

The number and size of cuts will vary depending on the weight of the cow and when it is harvested. When splitting a beef into an 1/8th, some cuts will not be available as there is only 2-4 cuts per animal and not 8. Here is an idea of what you will receive when ordering an 1/8 of beef from Oxbow:
  • 3-4 Rib-eyes or Rib Steaks
  • 3-4 T-bone Steaks or NY Strip Steaks and Tenderloin Steaks
  • 2 Sirloin Steaks
  • 1 Flat Iron, Flank or Skirt Steaks
  • 2-3 London Broil/Top Round Steaks
  • 2-3 Cube/Bottom Round Steaks
  • 1 Brisket
  • 1 Rump or Arm Roast
  • 3 Chuck Roast
  • 2 Stew meat
  • 2 Short Ribs
  • 22-25 - 1 lb packages of Burger
Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. TOTAL cut and vacuum-sealed weight is 40-60 lbs and the price range is $270-$415. The 2018 average weight of an 1/8th of beef was 48.8 lbs for an average cost of $324.52. For more detailed information on the amount of beef you will receive and whether or not it will fit in your freezer, read our Blog on "How Much Beef is in an 1/8th".
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¼ or Split Side

$6.55 per lb / 80-130 lbs

The number and size of cuts will vary depending on the weight of the cow and when it is harvested. Here is an idea of what you will receive when ordering a 1/4 of beef from Oxbow:
  • 6-8 Rib-eyes or Rib Steaks
  • 6-8 T-bone Steaks or NY Strip Steaks and Tenderloin Steaks
  • 3-4 Sirloin Steaks
  • 2 Flat Iron, Flank or Skirt Steaks
  • 5 London Broil/Top Round steaks
  • 6 Cube/Bottom Round Steaks
  • 1 Brisket
  • 2 Short Ribs
  • 3 Chuck Roasts
  • 1-2 Arm Roasts
  • 1-2 Rump Roasts
  • 2-4 Stew Meat
  • 35-50 – 1 lb Packages of Burger
Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. TOTAL cut and vacuum-sealed weight is 80-130 lbs and the price range is $556.00 - $798.00. The 2018 average weight of a 1/4 of beef was 108.4 lbs for an average cost of $710.04.
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½ or Side

$6.40 per lb / approx. 190-260 lbs

The number and size of cuts will vary depending on the weight of the cow and the time of year it is harvested. Here is an idea of what you will receive when ordering a 1/2 of beef from Oxbow:
  • 12-16 Ribeyes
  • 12-16 T-bones or NY Strip Steaks and Tenderloin Steaks
  • 8-12 Sirloin Steaks
  • 2 Flat Iron Steaks
  • 2 Flank Steaks
  • 2 Skirt Steaks
  • 8-12 London Broil/Top Round Steaks
  • 8-12 Bottom Round/Cube Steaks
  • 2-4 Briskets
  • 2-4 Short Ribs
  • 6-8 Chuck Roasts
  • 2-4 Arm Roasts
  • 2-4 Rump Roasts
  • 4-8 Stew Meat
  • 75-140 - 1 lb Vacuum-sealed Packages of Burger
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail. TOTAL cut and vaccum-sealed weight is 190-260 lbs and the price range is $1,263 - $1,595. The 2018 average weight of a 1/2 of beef was 224.1 lbs for an average cost of $1,434.24.
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Whole Beef

$6.30 per lb / 380-520 lbs

The number and size of cuts will vary depending on the weight of the cow and when it is harvested. Here is an idea of what you will receive when ordering a whole beef from Oxbow:
  • 26-32 Rib Eyes or Rib Steaks
  • 20-30 T-bone Steaks or NY Strips and Tenderloins
  • 12-16 Sirloin Steaks
  • 4 Flat Iron Steaks
  • 4 Flank Steaks
  • 4 Skirt Steaks
  • 20-24 London Broil/Top Round Steaks
  • 20-24 Cube/Bottom Round Steaks
  • 4 Briskets
  • 8 Short Ribs
  • 10-12 Chuck Roasts
  • 6-8 Arm Roasts
  • 6-8 Rump Roasts
  • 12 Stew Meat
  • 150-250 – 1 lb Packages of Vacuum-sealed Burger
  • Specialty meats upon request (bones, oxtail, liver, heart and tongue)
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail. TOTAL cut and vacuum-sealed weight is 380-520 lbs and the price range is $2,500 - $3,200.
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Burger Box

$165 / 30 lbs

An Oxbow burger box contains 30 pounds of 1-pound ground, vacuum-sealed burger packages. Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions. TOTAL ground and vacuum-sealed weight is 30 lbs. Your total price for an Oxbow burger box is $165.00.
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ox · bow
/ 'äks,bō /
An abandoned channel in the course of a river, shaped like a U. We graze our cows on the ancient "oxbows" of the Bitterroot River, where these sub-irrigated fertile remnants of the Bitterroot provide lush feed for grass-finishing cattle.