Know Your Beef Cuts

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When you order beef cuts from Ozark Prime Beef there may be a few with which you are unfamiliar. Ordering in quantity gives you a great chance to explore new beef cuts and try new recipes.  A quarter beef ordered doesn’t mean you get a physical quarter area of the whole. Beef cuts from the entire side are split equally between two parties ordering quarter shares. So, you will enjoy the same cuts, just fewer in number, as a person ordering a half-beef.

Use the handy diagram below to see the location for beef cuts by rolling your cursor over each area. Indicators by each cut give you some cooking methods commonly used for best flavor and texture.


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Typically 25% of beef cuts when buying in bulk will be steaks: ribeye, strips, sirloin, flank, skirt, tenderloin, porterhouse – depending on your cutting preferences.

Beef Cuts - 25% Steaks Buying Bulk



Bottom, round, chuck, tip or rib roasts and cuts like cube steak, stew meat, short ribs, kabob ends will make up approx. 35% of the content based on preferences.

Beef Cuts - 35% Roasts/Misc Cuts Buying Bulk


Ground Beef

With approx. 40% delicious prime ground beef, you’ll never want to run out of Ozark Prime Beef. No more dashing to the store with a freezer full at your fingertips.

Beef Cuts - 40% Ground Beef Buying Bulk

Freezer Space Needed

The rule of thumb is one cubic foot of freezer space for every 35 – 40 pounds of packaged meat. A quarter beef cuts will easily fit into a 5 to 7 cu.ft. chest freezer. For a whole beef, 16 to 17 cu.ft. is needed, which may vary a wee bit depending on the freezer design as well as your choice of cuts and packaging weights.  Custom cutting is automatically included with your beef share, and we are always here to answer any questions you have.

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