What does a side of beef look like? - Maleny Black Angus Beef

What does a side of beef look like?

We know it can be tricky trying picture what a side of beef looks like and just how much meat it is! Another question we receive is ‘how big does my freezer need to be’?

Well, to answer these questions, I have filmed a side of beef that we ordered for our family and it weighed 125kg dressed weight.

Freezer space, as a guide we suggest the following:
Based on 200kg for a whole beast you will need a freezer capacity of 350L minimum

Based on 100kg for a half beast you will need a freezer capacity of 175L minimum

Based on 50kg for a mixed quarter you will need a freezer capacity of 90L minimum

And here is the list of cuts and weights that we received to give you an idea of what to expect.

What’s included in a side of beef_

Dressed weight