We raise grass fed beef that is so delicious and so much better than what you can purchase in the store! But it’s not just about what they eat. We treat our cows very well, providing lots of open pasture for them to graze on, shade trees and shelters to get out of the sun and lots of clean fresh water is always available. Trust me Holly keeps the water troughs so clean you would be amazed. We work closely with AGW and the University of Georgia experts to ensure we are feeding the right amount and types of grass. Even in the winter our cows still graze on winter grasses and are supplemented with Hay, alfalfa pellets and Perennial Peanut Hay. Add to that the proper worming and vaccinations to keep them healthy and comfortable and even trace minerals to keep their diet balanced. We do not administer antibiotics as a means to improve feed efficiency ever. Then we provide them a quiet peaceful environment to just be a cow. Yes, most of the teenagers will go eventually to someone’s table but it is important to us that while we are taking care of them that they are treated humanely. We go well beyond most beef cattle farms to ensure that. We feel even that makes a difference in the beef they produce. The business we have partnered with to help us with the processing of our cows is Johnston’s Meats in Monticello, FL He has a wonderful store with all kinds of good things to buy meat wise! Once you decide you would like to buy some beef from us you must decide how you want to divide it up. The easiest way is to purchase ½ side of beef. We sell our beef based on “hanging weight”. Once we get word what the hanging weight is on the steer the customer needs to pay us $8.00 per lb for their portion. You must pay us in a timely manner so we can continue to bring you excellent grass-fed beef. The weight of ½ of a cow varies some, but we see averages between 165lbs to 190lbs depending on the cow. That would be $1,320 to $1,520.00. Compare our prices to market Grass Fed Beef prices here.
If you decide to purchase ½ of the cow. You can select how you want your beef cut up. If you have no clue about what to do Johnston’s Meat will be glad to explain it to you. They hang the beef in a large freezer for three weeks before they process it and put it into boxes. This is to “age” the meat. They place the meat in airtight vacuum pack packages that allow your meat to last much longer in the freezer. You will pay Johnston's Meat for this processing of your beef. Their current pricing is listed on their cut sheet here. They will call you when your meat is ready. They give you 5 days to pick it up. If you do not pick up your meat in a timely manner, they will sell your portion to pay for your cutting up costs. They make every effort to contact you before that happens.
If you feel like ½ of aside of the cow is too much you can split with another person making it ¼ of a cow each. It is referred to as a split order. With a split order you really do not have as much choice about your meat cuts . The butcher will take extreme care to divide the meat up between you and the other person who is getting the other ¼.
Dexter beef is well known for its tender texture and flavor. Has nice marbling throughout the meat. Steers vs Heifers - According to the most recent National Beef Quality Audit, heifer carcasses had slightly more marbling than steer carcasses, but USDA quality grade was not significantly different. Most people do not care, nor can they tell a difference. If you do have a preference let us know.
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