Grass-Fed Beef Boxes
We want the best for our families.
A local meat source. Pasture- raised at our farm.
Grass-Fed Beef is lower in total fat and higher in many vitamins and minerals & higher in total omega 3’s
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Reduce your carbon footprint & put money back into your local economy.
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The BBQ beef box from your local farmer.
Hear What Others Are Saying About Our Beef.
” THE QUARTER COWS ARE VERY REASONABLY PRICED. WE WERE AMAZED HOW MUCH MEAT WE GOT” – BONNIE, WATERFORD
” WE DON’T EAT A LOT OF RED MEAT, BUT WHEN WE DO WE WANT TO KNOW THAT IT WAS RAISED ETHICALLY”- KAITLYN, SIMCOE
” WE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF CUTS IN OUR QUARTER COW.” – MELANIE, SIMCOE
Compare buying in bulk vs. buying by single item at the butcher
A Big Savings in Price
Because our cows are on pasture all summer– we want everyone to get the best meat possible. for the year. This means that butchering in the fall after eating grass all summer is where the premium meat is made.
But: We don’t have enough freezer space for all our cows.
Buy in bulk and save money! (plus help us out too)
Jersey Grass-Fed Beef
Know that all your beef is from the same source. Jersey beef is a lean meat. We raise our cows for our dairy operation, not for meat. — which means they are lean, not to mention they are walking on pasture all day. Getting lots of exercise and sun.
Do you know how much beef costs at the butcher or grocery store?
Compare ( March 2020 pricing)
For Mixed Quarter Cows:
Our beef is priced by hanging weight.
What does that mean? The weight at the butcher is different than the weight in the package once the major bones are removed from the cow.
Our bulk prices are based on the hanging weight. There is about a 20% difference in hanging vs packaged weight. But even after accounting for the change in weight, there is significant savings!
BBQ Box: Small $50
1 sleeve of burgers (~25 patties)
4 T-bone steaks or strip loins ( 2 packages, 2 per pack)
1 lb ground beef
FAQ Mixed Quarters of Beef
How many pounds are in a typical side of beef?
A jersey cow is smaller than most cattle raised for meat. A quarter Jersey cow is usually between 80-110lbs hanging weight. Or, about 60-100 lbs packaged weight.
What is the difference between hanging weight and packaged weight?
Hanging weight is what the total cow weighs before it gets packaged into different cuts. The packaged weight your receive will always be less than the hanging weight. At the butcher, they remove the large bones, which causes the weight to be less. On average, we find the packaged weight is about 20% less than the hanging weight.
What do we pay for?
Our prices are set on the hanging weight, not the packaged weight. But all other fees are included in the $4.50/lb. However, you still save significant money buy purchasing in bulk this way.
What does a quarter beef look like in terms of size?
Typically, a quarter beef will fit in about 2 large cardboard boxes, weighing about 35 pounds each.
How big of a freezer should I have?
A quarter cow can typically fit in a 4- 5 cubic foot freezer. — But it will take up the whole thing 🙂
What are the different cuts that come in a side of beef?
Our standard options are easy cuts that most people are familiar with. This includes steaks, roasts, ground beef, stewing beef and possibly hamburger patties (if requested). Any organ meat & soup bones/ dog bones can be added to the boxes at no extra charge.
What do they look like (packaged)?
We typically package steaks in pairs of two. Ground beef is pre-packed in 1lb bags and Roasts are between 2-4 lbs. Hamburger patties are packaged in sleeves of 20-25.
Are they labeled?
All cuts are wrapped in butcher paper and labeled with the cut name, except for ground beef.
How are these cuts typically used?
Check out our infographic below on how to use the top 4 types of steak.
Typical cuts in our standard mixed quarters include:
T-bone or strip loin steaks ( average 4 packages)
Rib steaks ( average 4 packages)
Sirloin steaks ( average 3 packages)
Tenderloin medallions ( average 2 packages)
Ground beef ( average 30 packages)
Stewing beef ( average 5 packages)
Brisket ( average 1 package if you want it)
Roasts ( average 5 packages)
If your beef is grass-fed, how do I have to cook it differently?
Grass-fed beef is usually leaner, so it is best to cook it at a slightly lower temperature.
- Lower the cooking temperature because grass-fed beef is leaner than it’s grain-fed counterpart, you need to cook at a lower temperature and for less time to preserve the moisture in the meat.
- Invest in a meat thermometer. A meat thermometer will ensure that you cook your meat just the way you like it.
- The desired internal temperature for grass-fed beef is as follows:
- Rare – 120 degrees F
- Medium Rare – 125 degrees F
- Medium – 130 degrees F
- Medium Well – 135 degrees F
What is the distribution of meat in the quarter cow?
Since most people prefer the premium cuts of steak only, and do not want the ‘lesser’ cuts of steak like flank or blade, they can be diverted into either roasts, ground beef or stewing beef. On average, about half of the quarter is diverted to ground beef.
For example; If I have 65 lbs of packaged meat in my quarter this is what the break down will look like:
– 30ish pounds of ground beef and/or patties
– 15ish pounds of steak
– 15ish pounds roast
– 5ish pounds stewing beef
Am I saving money by doing it this way?
By purchasing a quarter cow, you are saving a lot of money in comparison to buying from the store. Make sure to check out our comparison price list above.