How much does a quarter beef cost?
The short answer: it varies. Our beef prices vary according to market pricing. Currently, we charge $3.99/pound hanging weight - which means the whole and intact quarter as it hangs on the rail before it's cut up. The average hanging weight for a quarter of one of our steers is anywhere from 200-250 pounds; even that varies from time to time. Your base price will be:
$3.99/pound x the hanging weight of your quarter
Other costs incurred would be if you choose to vacuum seal your beef, if you want anything smoked, or if you choose to have hamburger patties or brats made.
Is the beef grass fed?
Our feeder steers have free choice access to top-quality hay or grass from the moment their hooves hit the earth until their processing day. We also mix our own feed that they are fed from 700 pounds to finish. This mix is made up of ground corn, rolled and roasted soybeans, and a 37% protein pellet that contains all the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy.
We grain-finish our steers to provide the flavor and marbling in our steaks that our customers love!
Is all the meat frozen?
Yes, all of our meat is frozen! We do this for a couple of reasons. First, it's frozen at the time of processing so that ensures your meat will be as fresh as it was at the time of processing when you thaw it at home! Second, this allows you as the customer to bring it home to put in your freezer if you aren't going to use it right away. Finally, it's the best way for us to keep quality meats in our freezer until they get on your table!
When will there be more pork chops, chicken breasts, or ribeyes? When is the next "shipment"?
We process according to our available space and demand. We don't get "shipments" as our meat is processed on an as-needed basis from our farm and other local farms. That means the animals might need more time, we are waiting on another processing date, or we're simply sold out of the popular cuts for a bit. Nothing to fret about, though, as this just means there will be more soon and we're doing everything we can to make sure the quality is always top-notch.
Where does the meat come from?
LOCAL FARMERS! As we continue to grow and develop as a business and a farm, we are advancing our facilities to raise more animals. So, most of what you see in our freezers comes from our little farm, just south of Superior, WI. If we can't raise it there, we know a few really awesome farmers who help us out if we have a gap or a need to fill. All farmers who feature any meat in our store are known by us and share similar practices when it comes to raising animals.