FAQ ABOUT THE BIZ
If you're asking it, so has someone else!
The idea of buying directly from a producer isn't a new one, of course, but given how much time we all spend in the grocery store now, it's certainly not typical, either. You're placing your trust in us for the health of your family, for a quality product that tastes amazing EVERY time you heat up the grill for a steak, the pan for spaghetti, or the crockpot for a roast. We don't want to let you down, that's why we're happy to answer all of your questions.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUY?
Buying beef on the hoof from a producer costs more up front, but will save you loads of money in the long run. We sell our beef for $3.25 per pound plus the processing cost charged at McDonald's Meats in Clear Lake.
HOW MANY POUNDS ARE IN A QUARTER?
Since large animals wandering a pasture don't stand on a scale very well, we have to judge the right time for butchering by eye. Generally, that means a quarter of beef will weigh 200 pounds; an eighth 100 pounds.
IS IT GRASSFED AND ORGANIC?
We are not a certified organic farm and we do feed our animals non GMO corn. We pasture them daily, letting them enjoy fresh clover and meadow grass. We rarely use antibiotics and allow mothers to nurse their calves
WHEN CAN I ORDER?
With a herd of 25 animals, we usually have one or two head of beef ready for butchering every other month. We constantly accept reservations for these portions, so let us know you're interested and we can get you on the list!
WHAT SORT OF CUTS WILL I GET?
Generally, a quarter of beef will include 6-8 roasts, 12-15 steaks, stew beef, round steaks, and ground beef. When you're talking with McDonald's Meats, you can specify how thick you would like the steaks cut, how many you would like packaged together, or whether you would like preformed hamburger patties.
CAN I GET THE TONGUE AND TAIL?
Well, there's one per animal! If this is a priority for you, or if you would like bones for your dogs, please let us know when you request your portion. We will do our best to accommodate all the requests we get for these items.