We added beef cattle to the farm in 2019! Our first calves should arrive this year. We will be offering live, quality, replacement heifers as well grass feed, hormone free beef to our customers starting in 2021!
How we raise our beef: Our cows are raised exclusively on pasture and high quality minerals throughout spring, summer and into the fall. Throughout the winter, we feed high quality hay and supplement with a small amount of grain (grown here on our farm), as needed to maintain the body condition of our herd. If you are purchasing "exclusively grass fed" beef, this will be a winter born steer that is sold in late fall prior to any grain being fed. If you are purchasing "grass fed beef" we guarantee that the animal has been fed no grain in at least 4 months prior to slaughter.
Grass fed meat is generally more flavorful, and from a fat breakdown content, healthier than grain fed meat.
We use no hormones. Ever! Did you know that most beef in the US has been grown with the aid of "growth enhancing" hormones? I encourage you to do a search of Zeranol. If you are buying beef from the grocery store, you are consuming beef that has been raised with hormones. Most farmers and ranchers are not actually using these implants (some do). However, when feeder cows arrive to the feed lots they are often implanted with some type of growth enhancing hormone.
Prices for Beef:
Exclusively Grass Fed:
Quarter slab - $5.00 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
Half slab - $4.50 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
Whole cow - $4.00 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
Quarter slab - $4.00 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
Half slab - $3.50 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
Whole cow - $3.00 per pound hanging hot carcass weight.
We use a USDA processor. The meat will be cut and packaged according to your preference.
*A note about hanging hot carcass weight (HHCW).
HHCW for beef cattle is typically about 60% of live weight.
Due to moisture loss during the dry aging process and trimming associated with breaking down the slab to specific cuts of meat, the final pounds of take home meat will be reduced by 5-10 percent.
We will have a limited number of high quality yearling commercial heifers available in early 2022.
None at this time.
None at this time.