Frequently Asked Questions

What do you feed your cattle?

Our beef is guaranteed hormone free. We also do not use antibiotics prophylactically - we treat an animal if it is required due to illness (and then remove it from our antibiotic-free category). Our beef is pastured on grass, but finished on grain, because we like the taste of barley-finished beef. Or maybe it tastes sweeter because Kierstin sings to them when she feeds them. All the grain comes from our family farm.

 

A half beef is one side of a whole beef. How much meat ends up in your freezer depends on the how big the carcass was; carcasses average about 350-400 lbs per half. You will end up with about 65% of the carcass weight as meat in your freezer.  If you want bones or organ meat with your order, you will receive more weight.  On a usual carcass weight, you will receive about 200-260 lbs of beef in your freezer.

How much meat is in a half or a quarter?

A half beef is one side of a whole beef. How much meat ends up in your freezer depends on the how big the carcass was; carcasses average about 350-400 lbs per half. You will end up with about 65% of the carcass weight as meat in your freezer.  If you want bones or organ meat with your order, you will receive more weight.  On a usual carcass weight, you will receive about 200-260 lbs of beef in your freezer.

 

A quarter beef is half of a half, so you will be getting cuts from the whole half, not just the front or hind quarter; carcass weight is about 175-200 lbs. There is an additional cost of $12 to split the half. You will get about 100-130 lbs of meat, which, for reference, is about two rubbermaid tubs full.

What options do I have in types of cuts, sausage, etc?

You have lots of options! Here are some choices to make about how the beef is cut. You should consider whether you want more steaks or hamburger or roasts. Our recommendations are starred and give a good variety of cuts. If you are still unsure what choices to make, talk it over with us and we will help you decide.

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