Grass-Fed Beef

Beef

Our cattle are a smaller heritage breed from Ireland called Dexter. They finish out a little smaller than the big Texas breeds, producing about 280 lbs of beef for your freezer.

The calves are born and raised on our pastures—we do not buy feeder calves. We rotate our cattle through our pastures following our goat herd. While goats are browsers and prefer leafy weeds, the cattle will clean up the grass that the goats leave behind. Our cattle are never fed any grain or corn, just occasional alfalfa hay or pellets as a treat.

We have never had to administer any antibiotics or dewormers to our cattle due in part to the way we rest our pastures. Additionally, as we rotate cattle and goats, they “clean up” the pasture for each other as the pests of one species are neutralized by the other.

BEEF COMING SUMMER 2025!

*Whole and Half pricing is based on hanging weight. Hogs and cattle can be weighed 3 common ways. Live, Hanging, and Packaged. The live weight is the weight of the animal on the hoof, completely intact and alive. Hanging weight is the reduced weight after initial processing. The hide, head, entrails have been removed and the animal hangs in a refrigerated space for several days before final processing. The packaged weight is the weight of the meat ready to be stored in your freezer, with some of the excess fat and bones removed.

The weight most commonly reported by butchers is the hanging weight. Not all butchers report the live or packaged weight. This is why it’s most common for farmers to base the cost of the half and whole sales on hanging weight. The packaged weight is approximately 70% of the hanging weight for cattle and 75% for hogs.

*In addition to the price listed, the buyer pays processing fees on Whole and Half sales. Fees typically range from $1.00 to $1.50 per lb hanging weight, depending on packaging and cut list selections.

We reserve the use of antibiotics for life-saving measures. After an animal is saved, they are deemed no longer fit for sale. We firmly believe in giving our animals the best life possible and will not let them suffer by strictly adhering to a no antibiotics policy.