FAQ

What is “Natural Black Angus Beef?”
“Natural Beef” is from animals that have received no antibiotics in their feed and have no growth implants. In contrast, some beef that you buy in the grocery stores comes from feedlots where the feed is “medicated” with antibiotics and the animals receive estrogen growth implants.  Angus is the name of the breed – a black English breed renowned for its beef quality. We raise the same cattle as those in the popular Certified Angus Beef program.
How much freezer space do I need?
For a whole steer you need a freezer that can hold about 13-16 cubic feet, for a half you need 7-8 cubic feet and for a quarter 3-4 cubic feet.
What is the difference between the hanging weight and the weight I will bring home?
The amount of weight you take home and put in your freezer will be less than the hanging weight. The difference depends on several factors. Some moisture is lost during the dry-aging process and the meat shrinks some as the moisture evaporates.  The biggest variable comes from how the meat is cut.  If you choose all boneless cuts, no stew meat, no soup bones and none of the internal organs (such as the liver) you will not keep nearly as much of your side as someone who chooses these cuts.  You can expect to receive about 50%-60% of the hanging weight in packaged meat due to trim loss, bones, etc.
What types of cuts do I get?
This all depends on how you want it cut and packaged but here is an example of what you could order.  This example is a quarter based on 205 lbs hanging weight.

  • 2 Arm Roast-3-4lbs.
  • 5 Chuck Roast-3-4lbs.
  • 4 Rib Eye-3/4” thick 2 per package
  • 2 Stew Meat
  • 1 Brisket
  • 5 Hamburger Patties-10lbs. 4 per package
  • 40 Hamburger-1lbs.
  • 1 Flank Steak
  • 1 Sirloin Tip Roast-3-4lbs.
  • 1 Rump Roast
  • 4 Round Steak-1/2” thick 2 per package
  • 4 Sirloin Steak-3/4” thick
  • 3 TBone/NY Strip-3/4” thick 2 per package
  • 2 Porterhouse/Filet-3/4” thick 2 per package
How much beef do I need?
One whole beef feeds a family of four for one year.  Beef will keep well for one year in a freezer.
Do you have any recipes?
We sure do! You can view them on our recipe page.