Half Beef


$200 DEPOSIT REQUIRED to secure your Half of Beef.

$3.90 per pound
Average hanging weight is 320 – 360 pounds

TOTAL COST SHOULD RANGE $1,400 – $1,500.

Processing Fee (Paid to Ebels) on average $250

Your deposit will secure your beef and we will contact you when your animal is being processed and then contact you when the meat is available for pick up here at the farm. If you have not called our processor, Ebel’s, they will contact you before they process your order to collect their processing fee and also get your instructions for your cuts.


  1. Pay $200 Deposit. You will receive an email confirmation of your order.
  2. Call Ebel’s Market (USDA Meat processor) (231) 826-3333 Extension 230
    a. Inform Ebel’s that you have purchased a Half of Beef from Cook Family Farm ( You will need to pay Ebel’s a $250 processing fee).
    b. If you know how you would like your Half of Beef cut and packaged, you can give them instructions.
    c. If you are unsure, the friendly people at Ebel’s Market are very helpful in guiding you through the order process.
  3. Cook Family Farm will contact you when your Half of Beef is ready to pick up.
  4. Pay your balance direct when picking up.

CLICK HERE to view Ebels Processing Guide!