Ordering your Beef
Buying your beef directly from the farm is a significant investment and we understand the process may seem daunting to you, we are here to help alleviate any concerns and make the process as smooth as possible. You will find the breakdown of your investment and the information outlining the process right here. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please visit our contact page and drop us an email, we will get in touch with you as soon as possible, or if its more convenient, please call us at the number at the bottom of the page. If we don’t answer, rest assured its not because we are ignoring you, chances are we are either out with the cattle or in the barn tending to our chores; just leave us a message and we’ll return the call as soon as we get back.
We sell our beef in half or whole beef orders. The cost can be broken down into two categories:
- Beef Purchase Price
- Processing costs
What this means for you is this, after you purchase your beef from us, you will be responsible for the processing fees at the processing facility. At this time, we use two different processors depending on your location:
- Freezer Wrap (White paper)
- Heat Seal Shrink Wrapping (very durable wrap)
Both packaging are good options, depending on your needs and how quickly you anticipate you will use your beef. If you plan on keeping your beef 12 months or less, the freezer wrap is the most economical packaging. If you plan on keeping some of your beef longer than 12 months, the heat seal shrink wrapping would be best. Below we have outline the cost differences for each of these options.
The Ordering Process
- Decide on half or full beef package – Cost Chart
- Submit order
- 30 days before processing
The first step is to decide on which package best suits your needs, half or full beef package. The major factors will be how quickly you expect to use the meat and how much storage space you have. Rule of thumb for freezer space is 1 cubic foot of space should hold approximately 25 lbs of meat. A standard upright freezer is 21-22 cubic feet while a side by side refrigerator will have 10-11 cubic feet of freezer space.
The second step is to submit your order for either a half or whole beef and pay the deposit. Once we have received your deposit, we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your purchase and go over any questions you may have at that time.
30 days prior to the targeted processing date, we will contact you to go over the final details and provide you with an estimate of what we believe the cattle will weigh. The final weight will not be determined until after the meat has been initially processed. At that time, we will submit to you a final invoice with your balance due, less your deposit and any additional payments you have made.