Story City Locker's Inspected Beef Cut Sheet
236 W. Broad St. | Story City, Iowa 50248 | Hours: M-F 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 8 am - Noon

Following are the questions we would ask if you were to call us with your instructions. If you'd prefer to talk through the cut sheet with us, call the locker at 515-733-6328.

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Your Farm Name (optional)
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Your First Name *
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Last Name *
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Phone Number *
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Are you processing more than one animal for yourself at this time? *
State of Iowa Inspected Processing *
(To sell, or to even donate to a food pantry, meat must be harvested with a State of Iowa meat inspector present.)
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Is the beef +30?
Beef over 30 months of age require special handling during harvest.
Is this a small breed beef? (ie. Dexter, Lowline, Scottish Highland, Jersey, Belted Galloway, etc...) *
Small breed beef receive discounted processing charges when more than one beef is scheduled for harvest.
Are these instructions for 1/4, 1/2, whole or multiple beef processing? *
(Hanging weight is the dressed carcass weight, as it hangs from the rail in the carcass cooler. Story City Locker's processing charge includes take-down, cutting, grinding, wrapping in poly and paper, freezing, and carcass offal disposal.)
(optional) Multiple Beef Clarification
How many beef are these instructions for?
LARGE BEEF HANDLING CHARGE *
Whole beef carcass in excess of 900 lbs requires an additional charge, to cover extra labor and packaging expenses.
In general, we see 4 different ways to break down a beef carcass. Which one of the following 4 descriptions best describes your preferences? *
ROUND STEAK CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS *
(Now that we have a general idea of what you'd like, select a specific option below to clarify for us.)
Minute Steak Amount *
3 lbs per 1/4 beef is recommended.
RIB & LOIN STEAK CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS *
(We recommend bone-in steaks, when possible. This is your harvest though, so clarify your preferences below.)
T-Bone or New York Strip Steaks? *
+30 beef can only yield boneless steaks
Boneless or Bone In Ribeye Steaks? *
+30 beef can only yield boneless steaks
Porterhouse Steaks or More Tenderloin Filets? *
+30 beef can not yield Porterhouse Steaks
Tenderloin Filets or Tenderloin Roast? *
Roast isn't an option if you selected Porterhouse Steaks.
SIRLOIN INSTRUCTIONS *
Sirloin is boneless
Sirloin Tip *
Sirloin Tip is boneless
STEAK CUTTING *
The recommended industry standard is 1.25" cut steaks. Yield loss is high when cutting for less than 1" steaks.
(optional) Steak Cutting Clarification
Your answer
STEAK PACKAGING *
2 steaks per package is typical.
STEAK WRAPPING *
Our standard is 2 layers, poly and butcher paper. Vacuum packaging is available with added fees. (Vacuum packaging is not recommened for long term storage.)
(optional) Steak Packaging Clarification
Your answer
CHUCK STEAK CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
Chuck steaks are boneless. Please check the ones you'd like packaged:
Extra Handling Charge Acknowledgement *
By selecting any of following steaks, a $25 extra handling charge (per beef carcass) will be invoiced.
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Please package the following Chuck Steaks:
ROAST CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS *
(Please make a selection below, to further clarify your preferences with us.)
Bone-In or Boneless Roasts? *
(Again, we recommend bone-in when possible. The bone adds much flavor to the meat during cooking. This is your harvest though, so clarify your preferences below.)
Tri-Tip Roast *
Tri-Tip comes from the Sirloin. Each side of beef has (1) Tri-Tip Roast. Only 1/2 and Whole processing requests can reserve this roast.
Chuck Roast Clarification *
Chuck Steak selections will reduce and/or eliminate Chuck Roasts.
Additional Chuck Roast Clarification (optional)
Your answer
Rump Roast Clarification *
Value-Add Recipes & Cooked Products will reduce and/or eliminate Rump Roasts.
Additional Rump Roast Clarification (optional)
Your answer
ROAST SIZING *
2.5 - 3 lb roasts are typical. (A few roasts are small in nature and will be less than 2.5 lbs.)
(optional) Roast Sizing Clarification
Your answer
ROAST WRAPPING *
Our standard is to wrap with 2 layers, poly and butcher paper. Vacuum packaging is available with added fees. (Vacuum packaging is not recommended for long term storage.)
(optional) Roast Wrapping Clarification
Your answer
SHORT RIBS INSTRUCTIONS *
OPTIONAL CUTS - Stew Meat *
3 pounds per 1/4 beef. Stew meat will reduce the quantity of Rump Roasts you receive.
(optional) Stew Meat Clarification
If you want a different amount of stew meat than what is optioned above, please note it here for us.
Your answer
BULK GROUND *
Our default packaging is 1 pound bulk. (Square packages, wrapped in poly & brown butcher paper. All of the other cuts are wrapped in white butcher paper.)
(optional) Bulk Ground Clarification
Your answer
OPTIONAL CUTS - 1/4 lb Patties *
A $0.65 per pound fee, and 25 pound minimum applies. (1 patty selection per 1/4 beef will be fulfilled, the largest patty size you select. Up to two selections will be fulfilled.)
OPTIONAL CUTS - 1/3 lb Patties *
A $0.65 per pound fee, and 25 pound minimum applies. (1 patty selection per 1/4 beef will be fulfilled, the largest patty size you select. Up to two selections will be fulfilled.)
OPTIONAL CUTS - 1/2 lb Patties *
A $0.65 per pound fee, and 25 pound minimum applies. (1 patty selection per 1/4 beef will be fulfilled, the largest patty size you select. Up to two selections will be fulfilled.)
Patty Packaging
Regardless of the patty size, our default is to package them (4) per package. Please explain your packaging changes (if you have them) here:
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LIMITED CUTS - Brisket *
Each side of beef has (1) Brisket. Only 1/2 and Whole processing requests can reserve this roast.
LIMITED CUTS - Skirt Steak *
Each side of beef has (1) Skirt Steak. Only 1/2 and Whole processing requests can reserve this steak. A request for this steak with 1/4 beef processing instructions will not be fulfilled.
LIMITED CUTS - Flank Steak *
Each side of beef has (1) Flank Steak. Only 1/2 and Whole processing requests can reserve this steak. A request for this steak with 1/4 beef processing instructions will not be fulfilled.
(optional) Limited Cuts Clarifications
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VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT *
Following are (7) Skinless Bratwurst Link recipes to choose from: Beef Brat, Beef Brat with Cheddar Cheese, Beef Brat with Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno, Beef Brat with Cheddar Cheese & Bacon, Beef Brat with Blue Cheese, Beef Brat with Blue Cheese & Bacon, and Hawaiian Style Beef Brat.
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VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst Links *
A $1.50 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst with Cheddar Cheese Links *
A $2.10 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst with Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno Links *
A $2.35 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst with Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Links *
A $4.40 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst with Blue Cheese Links *
A $2.10 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Beef Bratwurst with Blue Cheese & Bacon Links *
A $4.40 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
VALUE-ADD (FRESH) RECIPE - Skinless Hawaiian Style Bratwurst Links *
A $1.95 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies.
FRESH GROUND - PRIORITY 1 *
Priorities are fulfilled in order when there is enough ground to fulfill each specified amount. For example, if priority 2 is for 25 lbs of 1/3 pound patties, priority 3 is for 50 lbs of Skinless Beef Bratwurst Links, BUT there is only 30 pounds of ground left after priority 2 is made, we will add 30 pounds to whatever your priority 1 is.
FRESH GROUND - PRIORITY 2 *
FRESH GROUND - PRIORITY 3 *
FRESH GROUND - PRIORITY 4 *
COOKED PRODUCTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT *
The following processed products require at least a 50 pound order minimum. Base recipes require the minimum order; the minimum 50 pounds MAY NOT be divided to include additions of cheese or cheese & jalapeno, creating less than minimum orders for any product.
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COOKED PRODUCT - Summer Sausage *
A $3.55 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Summer Sausage with Cheese *
A $3.75 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Summer Sausage with Cheese & Jalapeno *
A $3.90 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Dried Beef *
Available with HALF BEEF+ Processing only. (Eliminates Jerky options.) A $5.15 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies (Regulatory definitions require us to label this 'Shaved Smoked Cured Beef'.)
COOKED PRODUCT - Jerky *
Available with HALF BEEF+ Processing only. (Eliminates Dried Beef & other Jerkys for options.) A $5.15 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies (Regulatory definitions require us to label this 'Cured & Smoked Beef Strips'.)
COOKED PRODUCT - Garlic & Black Pepper Jerky *
Available with HALF BEEF+ Processing only. (Eliminates Dried Beef & other Jerkys for options.) A $5.15 per pound processing charge, and 25 pound minimum applies (Regulatory definitions require us to label this 'Garlic & Black Pepper Cured & Smoked Beef Strips'.)
COOKED PRODUCT - Ring Bologna *
A $4.20 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Beef Frankfurters *
A $3.40 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Beef Bacon *
A $3.85 per pound processing charge applies (This request requires 2 full briskets from a whole beef to craft.)
COOKED PRODUCT - Beef Snack Sticks *
A $3.45 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Beef Snack Sticks with Cheese *
A $4.00 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Beef Snack Sticks with Cheese & Jalapeno *
A $4.15 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - BBQ Beef Snack Sticks *
A $4.00 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Teiyaki Beef Snack Sticks *
A $3.80 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED PRODUCT - Natural Pepper Beef Snack Sticks (celery cure recipe) *
A $3.75 per pound processing charge, and 50 pound minimum applies
COOKED SELECTION - Priority 1 *
Priorities are fulfilled in order when there is enough ground to fulfill your specified amount. For example, if priority 2 is for 50 lbs of beef sticks, and priority 3 is for 100 lbs of BBQ Beef Snack Sticks, BUT there is only 75 pounds of ground after priority 2 is crafted, we will add 75 pounds to your priority 1.
COOKED SELECTION - Priority 2 *
COOKED SELECTION - Priority 3 *
COOKED SELECTION - Priority 4 *
OVERALL GROUND PRIORITY *
Please let us know which type of ground category takes priority over the other, Fresh or Cooked. (We will craft all selections from your top priority category before determining if there is enough ground for the products in the other category.)
OFFAL & ODD-BITS INSTRUCTIONS *
Check your selections. Items in a condition unhealthy for human consumption will be disposed of. Unchecked items will be disposed of. For 1/4 & 1/2 carcass processing customers, selections may not be available.
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REGARDING VACUUM PACKAGING *
Story City Locker does not vacuum package bone in fresh cuts as a service. Bone in products are packaged in poly and butcher paper. Vacuum packaging IS available for boneless products at $0.65 per pound.
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LABELING *
PRICING ON LABELING *
Pricing can be added to labeling IF your pricing is provided before or at the time of animal delivery.
My Pricing Information (Optional)
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Inventory Report *
Story City Locker only takes itemized inventory by request. The service fee is $25 per head of animal. We also offer a harvest report that establishes a cost per pound for all of your separate meat cuts. In order to generate a harvest cost report, please provide us the rate you use for your beef carcass. We do not generate cost reports using live weights.
Farmer Beef Rate (optional)
What is the cost per pound of hanging weight for your beef carcass? (Story City Locker doesn't use live weight for working with beef carcass value. Our certified and licensed scales record hanging, carcass weight,)
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STORAGE CHARGES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT *
3 days after processing is complete, freezer storage charges are added, $10 per day, to billing. Please plan pick up accordingly, at the time of animal drop off. Generally, beef take 14 days to process for fresh cuts; value-add, cooked products may require up to an additional week of time. You will be notified when processing is complete.
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PROCESSING PICK UP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT *
Processing may be picked up ONLY after full payment of invoicing has been received. Partial pick up is not allowed.
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