How to Buy Grass Fed Beef in Bulk
Have you ever heard the term “hanging weight” when talking about buying beef in bulk from a local farm? Learn how to buy grass fed beef in bulk right here!
Benefit to buying grass fed beef by the hanging weight
I mention this because it is where customers can receive the best value for your dollar. Even though purchasing grass fed beef by the hanging weight is not listed as an option on the shop page, we still do plenty of business through these custom orders. Let’s walk through the process and see if this is something you or your family would be interested in.
What cuts of grass fed meat do I receive?
First, hanging weight simply means the weight of a carcass while dry aging in the cooler. Basically all the meat, bones, and fat. At this point the animal is split in half, you may have heard the term a side of beef. A quarter of beef is then a side, divided in half again. (A quarter beef is the smallest order that can be placed when purchasing by the hanging weight.) When making actual cuts of beef, (steaks, roasts,burger, etc.) excess fat and bone will be trimmed away. Typically your take home meat is 55% of the hanging weight.
*150# hanging weight x 55% = 82.5# take home product*
This will vary slightly depending on the animal and the types of cuts that you choose.
We call this a Custom Order because you get to choose how the animal is broke apart. Maybe all you want is ground beef and steaks but no roasts. It is all up to your preference. (Sorry, beef cannot be cut as steaks only!) We use our nearest USDA inspected processor, Lake Haven Meats. A small scale family run operation.
You will be directed to an online cut sheet to enter instructions. If you need any assistance in the process, call Lake Haven Meats or myself. We are always willing to help!
How do I get my grass fed beef?
Once the order is ready it can be picked up directly from Lake Haven Meats during business hours. Meat will be vacuum sealed, boxed and frozen. The total bill will be issued before pickup and a check can be left with Lake Haven Meats. Payments can also be paid ahead by credit card or PayPal.
If this sounds overwhelming I would still encourage you to give it a try. After the first time it’ll become a breeze. However if this is not of interest, no problem. You can still always choose a pre-made package right here!