Beef

 

Black Angus Beef

Our Black Angus beef is processed and packaged with no additives or additional flavoring. Just pure flavor where the best qualities of high grade beef come to your table.

Our animals are purebred Angus bred specifically for their carcass traits of rib eye area, marbling and high grade.

Breeding registered Black Angus allows the producer to select those characteristics most important to the production of high quality beef.

Some of our animals in the beef program are bred through artificial insemination allowing for pre-selection of some of the best bulls in the world and others through natural service.

Beef FAQ

Are your animals naturally raised?

Yes, about as natural as it gets. Our cows eat grasses and legumes (clover and alfalfa). Our animals are born and raised outside in as natural environment as can be provided. The cows are on pasture during the pasture season and are fed premium hay all winter. We have our hay tested in a forage analysis lab to ensure protein and RFV (Relative Feed Value) meet or exceed our quality standards. They always have high quality forage right in front of their noses and clean. fresh water sourced from our drilled wells. SHOP NOW!

Do I need a freezer for my Beef or Pork? And if so what size?

Yes. As a general guide, 50 pounds of meat will fit in about 2.25 cu.ft. of cooler/freezer space. Meat from a side of our Angus beef will weigh roughly 190 – 240 pounds and meat from our whole Berkshire pork a will weigh roughly 140 – 180 pounds. The empty freezer compartment of a new, average-size, home refrigerator is about 4.8 cu.ft. Therefore, you will need a stand-alone freezer to allow for more storage space to keep the meat colder for long-term storage. Stand-alone freezers can maintain temperatures of -10°F or colder. We recommend an upright energy saver with a key lock to ensure the door is not left open and a seal always exist. We also recommend buying bigger than what you estimate. From our experience, we have found that once people try high quality local foods, they start buying all types of local foods. SHOP NOW!

Do you deliver the meat?

Yes. To selected pickup locations and to your home. A complete schedule (ordering and pickup) is published on our shopping site. To “Pickup” locations, no delivery fee. For a side of beef or whole pork, no delivery fee for pickup at the farm or delivery almost anywhere in New England. And it is us, the farmers, Ed and Cindy that will deliver it in our custom built freezer trailer.  SHOP NOW!

Do your animals receive growth hormones, medicated feed, or medications of any kind?

No. Our animals are born and raised without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones or any drugs whatsoever. They are strong, well fed and healthy. If we were to have a sick or injured animal, though, we would do whatever is necessary to save the animal including the use of antibiotics and medications. This would be noted prior to the sale of the meat.

Under full disclosure, the one standard practice we follow is to de-worm our pastured based animals and also apply fly/tick/bug repellant. A good de-worming program keeps the animal healthy and growing. The bug repellant keeps the animal healthy, growing and comfortable. We do not inject our animals. Our parasite program is all “pour on” (like putting tick and bug repellant on your body) and has no withdrawal period.

We think it is totally negligent of any herdsman not to have a parasite program in place  One year we experienced “pink eye” in our herd, due to us being “all natural”, and we will never let that happen again. We also decided not to treat it with antibiotics and let it take its natural course. The cattle were uncomfortable for much of the grazing season while not gaining weight at the levels they normally do.

 

How do we purchase your meat?

 

(1) Farmers Markets: Concord Summer and Concord Winter, SoWa Farmers Market in Boston.

(2) On-Line Pre-Order and Pick up at specified locations and times.

(3) On-Line for Home delivery. No delivery charge for some products and locations.

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I am paying $6.65 lb for the hanging weight for your Black Angus Beef. How much will an Angus side cost me?

Depending on the size of the animal and how you have it cut will affect the total cost. Same price for bone in or boneless cuts. If the hanging weight is 325 lbs for the side (average),  your cost is $2,161.25 ($6.65 * 325)  and results in 204 lbs of finished and packaged cuts in your freezer. That is based on boneless cuts and does not include the organs or bones (which you get if you want them).  Purchasing a side is a good value and will last in your freezer for well over a year. Fresh as the day it was butchered and packaged. SHOP NOW!

What is the price of a side of beef?

Our 2018 price is $6.65 per lb hanging weight for 100% Grass Fed, Premium Angus Beef. This includes all processing, cutting, packaging, home delivery and ready for your freezer. Packaging is frozen fresh, vacuumed sealed individually labeled pieces cut to your specifications. All USDA. We can raise grain/grass fed angus by special order and reservation. SHOP NOW!

What is the process for ordering a side of BEEF?