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A 3.5 cft chest freezer will hold a 1/4 beef, and a 7 cft chest freezer will hold a 1/2 beef, under most circumstances.
Exceptions: you bought a GIANT Angus or Belgian Blue where a side (1/2 beef) yields over 200 pounds, or you just throw everything in instead of stacking it neatly. I've fit 180# in a 7 cft with some room to spare.
Note that uprights are less space-efficient, and you'll probably need closer to 9 cft for a 1/2 beef.