Our cattle have free range of our sunny Southern Humboldt ranch. They eat the native prairie grasses and sweet clover and drink from spring fed ponds and troughs. They also have access to salt and mineral licks. They seem to enjoy it and we enjoy them.
At this time we have 55 Angus-cross females and 3 purebred Angus bulls.
Our cattle are humanely and lovingly raised and come when we call their names. They all receive a yearly vaccination and some vitamins, but we use no hormones or antibiotics.
We harvest mid July. We sell them whole or halves by the hanging weight. These go quickly so order early as we have a limited supply. Ground beef and steaks are also available at Chautauqua Market. Prices vary in regards to the individual cut. You can also sample our beef by buying a burger at The Avenue Cafe.
*$2.50 per lb. on the hanging weight:
halves or whole, cut to your specifications
Hanging weight is usually around 550 lb. for one whole animal, 275 for half. Actual packaged meat will be approximately, 400 lbs. for whole, 200 lbs. for half. There is a loss of weight due to the bone loss in the packaged product. The bones and all organ meat can be saved for you if you so desire. Just let us know.
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