Buying Beef Direct from a Ranch FAQs

The questions direct from ranch meat-buying customers are asking (and if they aren't, they should be!). Simple and real. This is the way we firmly believe food was meant to be produced. 

Part One

  1. Will there be additional expenses incurred on my beef share such as harvest fees or cut and wrap fees? Nope! Our beef share fees are inclusive of all fees other than shipping. We pay the harvest and cut/wrap fees for you. Steer size can vary. We don’t want you to be stuck with a “surprise” larger than expected beef bill that can happen with “customer pays cut/wrap.” The share price is your take-home price.

  2. Is your beef harvested under USDA guidelines? YES! We want federal verification and stamp of approval (literally) for humane handling, pre/post-harvest inspection, sanitary condition inspection and record documentation for regulatory compliance. Although verification programs increase our operating costs, documentation from birth to harvest is important to us - and should be to you! Knowing where your food comes from helps you make responsible, healthy choices

  3. How will I know if home delivery is an option? At checkout. After entering your shipping address, if delivery is an option for your zip code, it will automatically show as a choice along with other delivery options.

  4. Is this beef “actually” grassfed? Yes! We do NOT finish with grain even though some grassfed programs do. Our beef cattle spend their entire lives grazing eating grass and grass hay/forages.

  5. Why does the website say beef share pound amounts are approximate? Finished cattle will have slight variations in size.

  6. Do you offer front or back quarters as a share option? We do not. When you purchase a share, you purchase a percent of the total beef divided as equally as we can (50%, 25%, 12.5%, etc.).

  7. Can I customize my cut sheet? Yes, if you buy a whole beef ;) for beef shares, we use our discretion to order cuts that are most “popular.”

  8. How long does frozen meat stay good in a freezer? According to the USDA, frozen beef will be safe indefinitely. However, for best quality, use uncooked, frozen beef within one year.

  9. Do you give MRNA vaccines to your cattle? Nope! And no one else does either (as far as we know Covid-19 isn't a threat to cattle). There are currently no mRNA vaccines approved or even created for cattle. 


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