We have a unique herd of cattle. We have some Belted Galloway cattle (oreo cows). These cows are very efficient and grow well on a grass fed diet. We have added red angus, black angus and herefords to our beltie mix, so we have an assortment of colors and sizes. “Natural Beef” is from cattle that have not been fed antibiotics and have no growth implants. Most animals in feedlots (where your grocery store beef comes from) have been fed medicated feed and receive estrogen growth implants. “Natural Beef” is primarily grass fed and higher in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Steers at Circle S are weaned between 6 and 8 months of age. They are always allowed free range on ample pasture. Their diet will be supplemented the last 6 weeks with a free choice non gmo ration to help “finish” the animal. Our animals are born and raised at Circle S. Because of their young age and our natural feeding program (no feeding of animal by-products) the animals should be 100% free from BSE (Mad Cow) and other feedlot induced disease.
Natural beef is generally leaner than the USDA “choice” in the supermarket. The animals are younger and smaller in size than the 1200 pound industrial steers, therefore the steaks are also smaller (same thickness but smaller diameter). The meat has an earthier flavor because the cattle are forage fed.
HOW IT WORKS:
We want to bring you the best product we can. To keep it simple, we will take the beef to a USDA processor. We will divide it into quarters bring it back to the farm for pick-up, or we can deliver for a $15 delivery fee up to 25 mile radius. You may order a whole, half or quarter beef. You will need freezer space or a friend with a deep freeze—a quarter beef is about 60 pounds or a little less than 3 cubic feet.
WHAT KIND OF CUTS WILL I GET?
Steaks: about 10 lbs (steaks will be 1″ thick)
Roasts: about 10-12 lbs
Hamburger: about 30 lbs
Miscellaneous: i.e. stewbeef, cube steak—about 10 lbs
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST/HOW DO I PAY?
Total $495 per quarter beef package. A $50 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED PER QUARTER PACKAGE TO HOLD YOUR SHARE. You will pay Circle S Farm balance of $445 when beef is processed.
WHEN WILL MY BEEF SHARE BE READY?
Your reservations will be first come first serve—ie the first deposit(s) we receive will get the first steer available.