beef
Our ground beef patties and ground hamburger packs

On any dairy farm, there is always the dilemma about what to do with the male calves that are born. Only females can give milk. On our farm, we have decided to take advantage of this opportunity. We’ve created a desirable product that is generally difficult to find. When we raise our bull calves on pasture with the others, they make wonderful pasture-raised beef. We feed them only fresh apsture and dreid hay until they are around one-and-a-half years old and near 1000 pounds.

Dairy breeds, especially those raised on grass are much lower in intramuscular fat than most beef breeds. Despite what you may have heard, this does not make the meat any less tender, less juicy, or less flavorful. In addition, animals raised on grass are higher in beneficial fats such as the Omega-3 fatty acids and Conjugated Linoleic Acid as well as Beta-Carotene and Vitamin E. Overall, grass-fed beef is a healthy and tasty alternative to what you find in the grocery store!

The beef in the freezer in our sales room on our farm
The beef in the freezer in our sales room on our farm

Where’s the Beef?

We sell our beef at the farm and several of the farmers’ markets we attend. Everything we have is available in the freezer in the sales room on our farm. At the farmers’ markets, we usually bring our ground hamburger, beef patties and several select cuts, such as steaks and roasts. We also have a bulk discount on the ground hamburger if you purchase ten pounds or more.

If you would like to buy more than just a few cuts, you can also buy a half or whole animal from us. A local butcher will process your portion according to your preference and your whole family will have local beef to enjoy throughout the year. We sell our animals at the end of the grazing season, in September or October. You can purchase one whole or one half hanging weight, as weighed by the butcher of your choosing. The hanging weight is the weight of the animal after the butcher removes the hide, head, feet, and viscera.

In ordering an animal from us, by state law, you are contracting for us to give a healthy animal to the butcher. At the same time, you are contracting with the butcher to custom cut and package the beef as you desir. You are also agreeing to pay the butcher his going rates for that processing. We have been working with a local butcher in the past few years. We will deliver animals to that butcher for free. If you choose a different butcher you may need to pay mileage and make arrangements to get one whole animal processed by the same butcher.

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2 Comments

Sandy Dodson · April 22, 2015 at 8:09 am

Is the beef you sale in the cheese cellar grass fed and are they your cows? We have started buying your products and are very satisfied, but I would like to know if all of your products come from grass fed cows?

    Anthony Rice · April 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Yes, all of our beef comes from our own cows. We feed our cows pasture during the spring, summer, and fall and give them grass hay during the winter months.