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1/8th Beef Pack – Ponde Meats

Ponde Meats is a wholly run and owned Family business that was established in July 2022.
The Family partnership offers a wholesale butchering service and is situated along the picturesque riverbanks at Ponde.

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$14.55 / KG Dressed Weight


Ponde Meats is happy to announce our new beef pack!

We’ve sold sides of beef, and even a side between two people. But the feedback was that it was still too much beef, and too much cash all at once!

The beef pack is a whole side of beef, split between 4 people and packed in bulk or trays (at an additional cost)

You can see the full breakdown of a side of beef in proportion here

Important Order Information

Pricing is based on “dressed weight” which is the weight of a side of beef before it’s cut up, and includes the weight of bone and fat, some of which is discarded.

Actual “boxed weight” will be about 20kg.

Delivery is available for an additional fee, and orders will be processed once we have sold a full side of beef.

Product Inlcudes

Please note that some variation may apply as this is a natual product.

These weights are listed in Kg, and were done at time of photography.

CutApprox Weight (kg)
Flank Steak0.1635
Steak (one piece)
Gravy Beef0.425
(non corned)*0
Bolar Roast0.8
Beef Ribs0.55
Burger, Sausages and Meatballs3.25
Premium Mince4.5
Total (approx)25.731


Pricing is based on DRESSED weight and includes your bones and discarded fat 

Order Timeline

Order will be filled once a full side of beef has been sold (4, 1/8th orders) please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery once purchased.


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Pricing is based on "dressed weight"

What is “dressed weight? and why is it important?

When buying a side (or quarter) of a cow/sheep etc, the final weight you receive will be less than the total listed by the farmer.

Dressed weight, otherwise known as “hanging weight” is the weight of the carcass after the animal as been killed and the head, blood and offal removed.

So this dressed weight includes all the meat, fat and bones from the “side” of an animal.

From here, the butcher will prepare your “side” or “quarter” based on your specifications.

Some loss of weight can occur through the process of “dry aging” where the meat is allowed to safely “age” this helps to tenderize the meat, but results in some weight loss.

The cut specifications can also have an impact on your final weight, for example, T-bones with bone out will weigh less than bone in.

Dressed weight is used as it is the “most fair” and “most correct” method of weighing an animal for processing.

On average, “boxed weight” can be anywhere from 20% to 30% less than dressed weight.

With Half A Cow Online, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re buying.

Unlike a supermarket where you can choose specific cuts, a whole animal will come with a range of meat cuts. 

The choices below help the butcher prepare your mixed portion to be as close as possible to your specifications.

For 1/4 and 1/8th portion purchases, you’ll recieve a ‘mixed quarter’ where you’ll get an allocation of meat from each ‘section’ of the cow. For 1/2 and whole sides, this is more straightforward. 

On average each carcass has approximately

  • 29% chuck 
  • 9% Ribs
  • 16% loin
  • 22% Round
  • 19% Thin (flank, skirt, brisket, stew meat, mince)
  • 5% miscellaneous

With each side / quarter beef you will get generous portion of mince and sausages. These are created from off-cuts from your side of beef, to ensure you get as much as usable meat as possible!

Beef Cuts In Detail

If you're buying a mixed quarter, eight, half or whole cow you can see high quality images here of each cut and where they are from.

How much of Each Cut!

We've done the maths and prepared a comprehensive guide so you can see how much (roughly) of each cut you'll get with your order.

1/8th Beef Pack – Ponde Meats


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Packing Options *

Where offered, the butcher may be able to package your meat to better suit your eating habits

The butcher may use a combination of trays, bags and cryovac storage depending on the cut of meat.

Bulk Pack (Pack Yourself @ Home) $0.00 Tray and Cryo Pack +$30.00

Cut Sheet Selections

This product comes with a “fixed’ cut sheet. If you’d like to have more choices when it comes to your cut sheet, check out some of our larger 1/4, 1/2 or Whole cow orders.

Bones *

If you don’t need or want the bones, you can select so here. However please remember that you’re buying the animal as “dressed weight” and these are included with your purchase price.

No Bones $0.00 Some Meaty $0.00 All Bones $0.00

When preparing your beef, the butcher will make mince and sausages from all the off cuts and trimmings of your cow. This is included free with your order.

None I understand $0.00

Delivery Options *

We offer pickup and delivery for this product.

Pickup Mannum $0.00 Refrigerated Delivery +$30.00
Full payment must be made online before product will be released or delivered. Failure to fully pay for your order will result in deposit being forfeited.