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!
We will have a limited number of yearling heifers available the end of 2021.
None at this time.
None at this time.
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. We use no hormones ever! 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 6 months prior to slaughter.
Grass fed meat is generally more flavorful, and from a fat breakdown content, healthier than grain fed meat.
Prices will be as follows:
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.