The first option on ordering beef is to buy a portion of a steer. You can buy 1/4 , 1/2, or even a whole steer. Most people go in with friend or neighbor and buy a 1/4 or 1/2 of the steer.
The steers are grown to around 1100 pounds which equates to around 385 pounds hanging weight. The cost is $ 4.25 per pound hanging weight as shown above. The hanging weight is not the actual weight because there is about 20% waste in fat and bones.