grass fed and finished beef
Our Grass-Fed and Finished Beef are never given any hormones and are not on an antibiotic regime. They do not eat on any pasture that has been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Our beef are pasture raised and grass-fed their entire lives. They are NOT grain-finished.
Grass-fed beef is not only lower in overall fat and in saturated fat than grain-fed beef, but it has the added advantage of providing more omega-3 fats. These crucial healthy fats are most plentiful in flaxseeds and fish and are also found in walnuts, soybeans and in meat from animals that have grazed on omega-3 rich grass. The meat from feedlot animals typically contains only 15-50 percent as much omega-3’s as that from grass-fed livestock.
In addition to being higher in healthy omega-3’s, meat from pastured cattle is also up to four times higher in vitamin E than meat from feedlot cattle and much higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk. For more information about the benefits of grass-fed beef, go to www.eatwild.com.
Ordering grass fed beef
(New price effective for animals sent in after January 1, 2016)
We charge $3.50 per pound hanging weight, which is the weight after the animal has been skinned and gutted. You can purchase our animals by the quarter, half, or whole beef. One of our animals hanging weight is generally between 650 and 750 pounds. This can vary from animal to animal, some are more, some are a little less. From this hanging weight, you get about 60 -70% in meat as a variety of steaks, roasts and burger. Our grass-fed beef burger is about a 90/10 ratio (10% fat). If you get a whole animal, you can choose any butcher you want. Animals we send in go to Bellingar Packing. The butcher will charge a flat fee for butchering the animal and processing and packaging fee per pound. For the most up to date butchering prices and specific questions about cuts of meat please contact Bellingar Packing.
The majority of our animals go to the butcher every September. The next group of animals are due to go in April 2018 and then September 2018. There are still a few openings. If you are interested, call 989-640-7391 or email your order form to get placed on the Spring or September 2018 list. If you are wanting meat at another time, contact us and we will try to arrange a butcher date for you. When emailing please indicate the amount of meat you are ordering and provide us with an address and phone number. Animals will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. We will contact you back regarding your inquiry.
download our order sheet
All customers must have an order form on file for the year ordering. If you are interested in purchasing our grass fed beef, please fill out and return our order sheet. You can mail it to our address or scan an email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for other locally pasture raised meat?
Wilcox Heritage Farm organically raises pastured pork and poultry. They also have other other unique items for sale. Visit their website to find out what is available and to learn about their farm.
South Facing Farm is another local farm with lamb, pork and poultry available at different times of year. Please contact them directly for available products and more information.
Ground Beef (1lb package) - $6/lb
1/4 lb Burger Patties (4 pack) - $7/lb
Tenderloin (4-6oz package) - $18/lb
New York Strip (12-16oz package) - $16/lb
Ribeye Steak (14-18oz package) - $16/lb
Chuck or Rib Roasts (2-3lbs) - $7/lb
Heart, Tongue, Oxtail and Liver - $3/lb. (limited quantities)
Suet and Soup Bones (for bone broth) - $2/lb.
New ALL GRASS FED BEEF products also include:
- Summer Sausage - Plain or Jalapeno and Cheese - 16oz $10 each or 3 for $25
- Bratwurst or Polish Sausage (precooked) - 16oz $10 each or 3 for $25.
- Snack Stix - Plain, Cheese or Jalapeno and Cheese - 6oz $7 each or 4 for $25
- Jerky - all steak meat – Cajun, Cherry Maple (made with real cherry juice and our maple syrup), Honey BBQ or Teriyaki - 4oz $7 each or 4 for $25
cooking tips & butcher information
Locally our meat is butchered at Bellingar Packing. Our retail products are USDA inspected at Graham's Organics and Ebel's Meat Processing.
We require a $100 deposit per quarter on all wholesale beef orders for new customers. Full payment on 1/4, 1/2 or whole animals is required before you pick up your meat. We accept cash, money orders and checks. For an additional 3% fee, you can also pay us thru PayPal. We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.