How Much Does Deer Processing Cost?

A professional deer processing service will process the entire deer that includes skinning and processing the meat into cuts such as hamburger, steaks and sausage.  The cost is going to greatly depend on the processing company, what you want to have cut, the size of the deer and geographical location.

Deer meat, at Charles & Silva’s by cote, on Flickr
Deer meat, at Charles & Silva’s” (CC BY 2.0) by cote

How much is it?

Type of Meat CutAverage Price (per pound)
Bacon$6 to $9
Basic Hamburger$0.75 to $2
Bologna$2 to $4
Bratwurst$4 to $5
Breakfast Sausage$2 to $3
Hamburger Patties$1
Hot Dogs$2 to $4
Hot Dogs (cheese)$3 to $5
Hot Links$4 to $5
Jerky$3 to $11
Kielbasa$2 to $4
Lunch meat$2 to $4
Salami$15 per 3-pound
Smoked Sausage (Italian)$5 to $7
Smoked Sausage (jalapeno and cheese)$5 to $7
Smoked Sausage (regular)$4 to $5
Snack Sticks$3 to $4
Stew Meat$0.50 to $1
Summer Sausage (jalapeno and cheese)$15 to $18 per 3-pounds
Summer Sausage (other flavors)$15 to $18 per 3-pounds
Summer Sausage (regular)$14 to $17 per 3-pounds

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