Murray Grey beef--price inquiry
As some of you may know, we have "officially" retired from the cattle business here at Beaver Creek Farms. However we will always have one Murray Grey steer to take to the butcher each year. This year our appointment is October 18. I have
been making up an email notice to send out to previous customers and inquiries about buying our beef. Here is my first
draft(and I will attach a cutting chart photo)
Greetings from Beaver Creek Farms
We have "officially" retired from the cattle business here at Beaver Creek Farms! However, we do plan to have ONE steer each year to take to the butcher shop.....and he will be taken in approx mid October,
He was raised on grass and hay. You get all the health benefits of true GRASS-FED beef. (see http://www.eatwild.com) No antibiotics, steroids, etc etc. The carcass will hang in the cooler for approx 14-21 days for increased tenderness. The meat will be vacuum packaged. There's no 'pink slime' added; no dyes; and there's no water added to the 90% lean ground beef to add to the weight.
The price for a half is 6.49 per pound of retail, packaged weight. In the past we have charged by "hanging weight"; but found that it was confusing to our customers so we switched to the way retailers charge. As before, we pay all the butcher fees. If a half is sold in two quarters, the butcher evenly divides up the cuts into two orders as they process the beef. There's no sales tax on food sold directly off our farm. The beef will be cut up & packaged according to your specification(see chart). You will be able to pick it up at Fifth Avenue processing, Sterling, OK, which is a little Northeast of Lawton, OK.
This email will be sent out to approx 25 people that have inquired in the past. An advance deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve this beef supply--which would normally last an average family for a year(i.e. estimate of finished packaged weight is around 200+/- pounds).
If you would like to reserve a supply of beef for your family, please first
call the cell number below; then mail the deposit to the address below
Carole Brown & Tommy Gunn
Beaver Creek Farms
17209 SE Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73501
P.S. I checked prices at Country Mart yesterday: 6.49+tax for lean ground beef and 9.99+tax for ribeyes and
So here is my question: What is the 'going' price for a half of grass-fed beef these days? We have not been selling any beef for the past few years and instead focused on breeding stock, except for our own freezer---so I have not kept
up with current pricing info.
Thanks for any advice!