Interested in buying our grass-fed beef in bulk at up to 20% off retail value?

We are offering whole, 1/2 and ¼ cow purchasing options of our award-winning grass-fed beef at up to a 20% discount off the total retail price of each cut individually. Save up to $600! 

We will make this easy. We will work with you to decide the cuts you want, coordinate with the butcher to get you those cuts and deliver the packaged meat to your door, all for one price. Just contact us, we will do the rest.

To help you decide, here are the answers to the main questions we get:

  • How much meat comes from a whole cow? The packaged meat varies based on the size of the cow but the average for a whole cow is between 275-300 lbs. A half cow is 130-150 lbs. A quarter is 60-75 lbs.
  • What kinds of cuts are available? Here is a breakdown of cuts for 1 whole medium-sized cattle of 275 lbs. of packaged meat:
    • Ground Beef – 95 lbs.
    • Roasts (Chuck, Rump, Eye, Tri-cut) – 19 lbs.
    • Stew Meat – 45 lbs.
    • Filet/Tenderloin – 5 lbs.
    • Strip Steaks – 10 lbs.
    • Rib Eyes (Bone-In & Boneless) – 10 lbs.
    • Sirloin Steaks – 10 lbs.
    • Brisket – 7 lbs.
    • Short Ribs – 10 lbs.
    • Hangar, Flank, Skirt – 2.5 lbs. each
    • Heart – 3 lbs.
    • Tongue – 2 lbs.
    • Liver – 10 lbs.
    • Oxtail – 1 lb.
    • Knuckle Bones – 12 lbs.
    • Marrow Bones – 25 lbs.
  • Do I have to take all the cuts of meat? No. Some people don’t want the organ meat. We can substitute other cuts. Some people want more ground beef and less stew which is also fine.
  • Where do you raise your cows? Our cows are raised on our ranch which is near Abilene. They only eat grass and are not given grain or artificial hormones. We ship them to our ranch in Elgin where they eat only grass until we take them to the processor.
  • What are your prices and how much money am I saving by buying in bulk? If you were to buy 275 lbs. of the cuts noted on the front page individually, the cost per lb. would average about $10 per lb. If you buy a whole cow your cost is $8 per lb. If you buy a half cow it is $8.50 per lb.; a ¼ cow is $9 per lb. That’s a savings of $550-600 for a whole cow!
  • Some people talk about hanging weight but you are selling your meat at the packaged weight. What’s the difference? The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after the hide, head and entrails have been removed. The hanging weight determines the price the butcher charges to cut and package the beef. Some companies sell their cows based on the hanging weight because they ask their customers to work directly with the butcher to finalize the cut sheet, pay the processor directly and pick up the meat at the processor. We have tried to simplify the process by having our prices based on the packaged meat you receive, and include delivery to your house as part of our price
  • How big of a freezer do I need? Double check this information with your freezer retailer but usually 1 cubic foot holds 30 lbs. of meat. So you would need approximately 5 cubic feet for a half cow and 10 cubic feet for a whole cow. An upright freezer is usually 16 cubic feet.
  • Will you split up an order if a couple of families want to share a cow? Absolutely. We have had a number of families share a cow. We can break down your order by family and will create separate packages for each family, bill each family separately and deliver the meat to each family.
  • If I place an order when could I expect my meat delivered? We are processing 2-4 cows per month right now. So, we are usually able to get you your meat within 2-3 weeks of finalizing your order.
  • How does the payment process work? We ask for a 20% deposit when you place your order with the balance due when we deliver your meat
  • What’s next? Please email us at or call us at 512-229-4043


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