Buying the Cow! I went in on half a cow with some friends from Crossfit. Basically that means I purchased a quarter of a cow, or 90 pounds of: bone-in rib eye, sirloin, New York strip, tenderloin, chuck roast, meaty stew bones, chili meat, short ribs, brisket, ground beef, ox tail, heart, liver and pet food. I’m looking forward to the challenge of cooking cuts of beef that I normally don’t buy at the store and knowing that my dinner will come from the same animal for the next few months. I also feel pretty high on the food chain right now.