New price effective for animals sent in after January 1, 2015
We charge $3.25 per pound hanging weight, which is the weight after the animal has been skinned and gutted. You can purchase our animals by the quarter, half, or whole beef. One of our animals hanging weight is generally between 650 and 750 pounds. This can vary from animal to animal, some are more, some are a little less. From this hanging weight, you get about 60 -70% in meat as a variety of steaks, roasts and burger. Our grass-fed beef burger is about a 90/10 ratio (10% fat). If you get a whole animal, you can choose any butcher you want. Animals we send in go to Bellingar Packing www.bellingarpacking.com. The butcher will charge a flat fee for butchering the animal and processing and packaging fee per pound. For the most up to date butchering prices and specific questions about cuts of meat please contact Bellingar Packing. The Fall 2015 animals are currently all spoken for. You still can be put on the wait list if there are any cancellations. The next group of animals is due to go in late September 2016. If you are interested, call 989-640-7391 or email to get placed on the 2016 list. The 2016 list is nearly full as well. When emailing please indicate the amount of meat you are ordering and provide us with an address and phone number. Animals will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. We will contact you back regarding your inquiry.
Our Grass-Fed Beef is never fed any antibiotics and they do not eat on any pasture that has been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Our beef are grass-fed their entire lives. They are NOT grain-finished.
Grass-fed beef not only is lower in overall fat and in saturated fat than grain-fed beef, but it has the added advantage of providing more omega-3 fats. These crucial healthy fats are most plentiful in flaxseeds and fish and are also found in walnuts, soybeans and in meat from animals that have grazed on omega-3 rich grass. The meat from feedlot animals typically contains only 15-50 percent as much omega-3’s as that from grass-fed livestock.
In addition to being higher in healthy omega-3’s, meat from pastured cattle is also up to four times higher in vitamin E than meat from feedlot cattle and much higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk. For more information about the benefits of grass-fed beef, go to www.eatwild.com.