Our high quality steers are primarily grass fed with grain supplemented. We do this to get the health benefits of natural grass fed animals. The limited amount of grain helps the flavor of the meat all the while still keeping the health benefits of grass fed beef. Think of it as you are having bread with your salad vs having bread all the time with no salad. When you buy beef from a grocery, do you know who raised it, how it was treated and fed, if it was processed humanely, or were there any fillers added? We like to know where our food comes from and how it is taken care of and we believe you should too.
Buying Our Beef
We sell steers to people in quarters (Split side). Cost is based on the hanging weight, which is the weight without blood, head, hide, hooves, and internal organs. Currently the cost are as follows:
- Quarter / Split Side or half: $3.50 per pound of the hanging weight plus processing. $175 is a rough estimate for processing
- Whole Steer: $3.40 per pound. Going in with other people will save you about $70 on your whole steer.
Check our main page for dates and get a hold of us directly to sign up for your steer.
Call Ben at 419-889-8361 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that buyers pay a $50 non-refundable deposit per quarter. First come first serve!
- Click on SHOP.
- Select how many quarters of beef you want.
- Put in comments what date you want or put next available!
FAQ About Our Beef
1. What is a split side?
When you purchase a quarter, also called half of a half, the processor divides up equally cuts from the front of the steer and the back of the steer. This allows you to get all parts of a steer even if you just buy a quarter. Basically it is more fair that way.
2. How much actual meat do I get?
It is reasonable to expect that if steer weighs about 1200-1300 pounds, a quarter will put about 110 to 130 pounds of meat in your freezer.
3. How much would I expect to pay for a quarter?
Most of the quarters we have sold cost between $800 to $900 after processing. Sometimes we have animals a lot larger or smaller that do not fit into this range, but this is a good rough estimate.
4. What do I tell the processor when I call?
They will ask you questions and talk you through everything. You will tell them what cuts you you want and what meat you just want ground up. You will tell them how many steaks you want per pack and how many pounds you want in a pack of ground beef. If you want patties you will tell them how many your want per pack. Once you do it your card is saved for all future orders and can be adjusted at anytime.
5. Do you give any steroids, antibiotics, or any medicine?
We do NOT inject any of our steers with growth hormones. Also we do not add antibiotics into the feed. Our steers have plenty of room and disease is not an issue. If we did have a sick animal and we felt that it could die we do believe the right thing to do is give them medicine. It is rare we have a sick animal. You can ask questions about all our animals. We know them well.