The price for a whole animal can only be approximate as they vary in size and weight. (We Round DOWN our prices, not up!)
Please give us a call to complete your whole beef order:
To give you an estimate…
* Live weight of an animal is approximately 1100 lbs
* Hanging weight (after butchering) would be 660 lbs (about 60% of live weight)
This is the figure that is used to determine your costs
* Delivered (packaged) weight would be less than hanging weight due to shrinkage and loss of bone and fat during processing. There is an approximate 20% loss due to bone removal and hanging time.
For example: using the above hanging weight* figure of approximately 690 lbs.
* you choose your cuts
* Beef Price: ............................................. $3,000.00
* Cut and wrap ......................................... Included
* Processing (Ranch Kill) Fee .................... Included
Estimated price per whole animal, cut and wrapped......... $3,000.00
(Does not include delivery)
The price for a half animal can only be approximate as they vary in size and weight.
Please give us a call to complete your half beef order:
Example below is based on a 330 lb average hanging weight, half of a whole beef.
For example: using half of the above hanging weight* figure
* you choose your cuts
* Beef Price: $4.50/ lb ............................. $1,450.00
* Cut and wrap $0.89/lb ........................... $293.70
* Processing (Ranch Kill) Fee ................... Included
Estimated price per half animal, cut and wrapped ........... $1,700.00
This could be less as well depending on weight of carcass.
(Does not include delivery)
"For the Sophisticated Cattle Baron's Palate"
A Steak Assortment: 2 each of three varieties:
(Approximately 4 lbs)
NOTICE, ALL SALES REQUIRE A BRAND INSPECTION OF YOUR STEER AND A USDA FACILITY TO BUTCHER THE MEAT IN ORDER TO SALE PACKAGES. PRICES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON FEES.
"For the Pioneer Travelers"
(Approximately 9 lbs of prime cuts & deluxe ribs)
"For the Whole Cow Camp Crew"
30 pounds of JK Farming's top quality Grass-Fed and finished beef.
"Make sure to hold your ground!"
25 LBS of our delicious, ground beef.
*CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY*
This product sells fast and our availability is very limited. All packages are 1lb.
What are the top ten health benefits of grass-fed beef?
1. Lower in total fat
2. Higher in beta carotene
3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
4. Higher in B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
6. Higher in total omega-3s
7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
8. Higher CLA a potential cancer fighter
9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
10. Lower in saturated fats linked with heart disease
How is our beef different from meat in most local supermarkets?
Most meat in your local supermarket comes from facilities called “Confined/Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” or CAFOs. The purpose of a CAFO is to produce large quantities of inexpensive meat. While the meat is available year-around at a low price, society is starting to recognize many of the consequences directly linked to factory farming, such as:
- Stressful and sometimes abusive environments for animals
- Detrimental environmental effects and concentrated pollution
- Decreased nutritional value in the beef due to stress and gain hindrance
- Local family farm decline as they can’t compete with lower bulk beef prices
- Unethical farm labor and work conditions for both employees and animals
- Hormone, antibiotic, and other unnecessary drug use on livestock (to “prevent” disease)
While in the CAFOs, cows are typically fed a diet of grain, soy, and corn. Switching to high starch, low-fiber diets commonly causes disorders, including a condition called “subacute acidosis” where cows develop diarrhea, stop eating their feed, kick at their bellies, etc.
As with everything, there are some upstanding and honest feedlots and there are others that abuse and mistreat their cattle.
In contrast, our cows spend their entire lives on pastures. They eat organic grass in the environment where they are naturally found. Because of their low-stress lifestyle, our cows are rarely sick, and grow at a natural rate based on their genetics and hand-picked breeding qualities. The result is the most nutritious, best tasting beef for you and your family, and not at the cost of the animal’s well-being and welfare.
How are pasture living conditions different from feedlot living conditions?
When cows are at home on the range, they live in their natural environment—wide open green pastures, plenty of room to enjoy, and fresh grass to eat all day long. They naturally spread their manure across the pasture as they walk and nature keeps everything in balance by using the nutrients to grow more grass.
At the feedlot, cows live on cement lots (easier to keep clean) and are placed on an overloaded nutritional diet of corn, soy, and grain. Here are some of the detriments to the cow’s health that often result.
- Dust Pneumonia: the deadly condition developed when cows are confined in dirt/cement feedlots.
- Shipping Fever: The most common cattle killer in the industry. The onset of this disease is about one week after their arrival on the feedlot. The shipping process causes so much stress that the cow’s immune system is severely weakened upon arrival. Being thrown in with other cows exposes her to a multitude of foreign viruses that attack the weak immune system and kill the cow. This disease costs the US and Canada an estimated $1,000,000,000 annually according to BEEF magazine.
- Subacute Acidosis: the painful condition that results after cows shift from a grass to a grain diet where cows develop diarrhea, stop eating their feed, kick at their bellies, etc.
- Rumenitis: the inflammation of the rumen wall which is caused by a lack of roughage in the feedlot diet. Ulcers follow and the rumen fails to absorb nutrients as it should.
- Feedlot Polio: a direct consequence of the foreign diet of grain. The imbalance of acid in the rumen causes the release of “thiaminase” which causes paralysis in the cow.
All of these conditions and diseases are virtually absent in pasture cows. While feedlot managers treat these conditions with many different drugs and antibiotics, we choose instead to keep our cattle on the range, in their natural environment and allow our cows to live healthy lives.
Grass-fed beef is not only healthy for you; it is also healthy for the environment. Sustainable agricultural practices have become more important as our global population increases. Our grazing and irrigation practices not only provide a healthy landscape for our beef, but also for the native species that the cattle coexist with. Our ranching practices enable large tracts of land to be healthy pieces of open space. Also, the Grass-fed beef raised on our ranch require a minimum amount of energy because they spend their entire lives here.
Lean protein is the foundation of a healthy diet, and there is no better place to get your protein than from beef raised on grass. Grass-fed beef has about 24 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat, and fewer calories than skinless chicken breast. Furthermore, the fat content in grass-fed beef is similar to wild elk and deer meat, which is good because lean meat can lower your cholesterol. Grass-fed beef is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s play a vital role in every cell system in your body, their health benefits range from reducing high blood pressure and decreasing your risk of a heart attack to fighting Alzheimer’s and depression. For those of us who are health conscience — Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.
Grass-fed beef has grown in popularity lately but the concept is not new to us. The ingredients needed to grow grass-fed beef are simple: grass and water. The quality of the beef is determined by the quality of those two ingredients.
Our beef are naturally raised and receive no hormones or antibiotics.