100% Grass Fed & Finished
About our Beef
* 100% pasture-raised and grass-fed and finished (no grain ever).
* Local! Just 20 minutes west of downtown Portland, Oregon.
* Raised on fresh, green, herbicide-free/pesticide-free, bug-filled pasture.
* Rotated onto a fresh, thick section of pasture every other day.
* Antibiotic free.
* Hormone free.
* No animal by-products, fats or coloring.
* Humanely raised & handled.
* Field slaughtered, then butchered less than 1 mile away from Marion Acres.
* Natural sun, exercise, and clean air makes for a healthier and happier cow.
* Local & family owned farm business since 2012.
How much total will I spend on a 1/4 cow?
You can expect to spend about $800 TOTAL (after all fees) per 1/4 cow which will give you about 150lbs of beef.
How much do I end up spending in the end per pound on my packaged beef?
$7.71/lb - Let's start at the beginning. We try to butcher our cows at 1000 lbs (live weight). Once they are butchered and cleaned up, they lose about 40% of that weight (head, organs, etc). That leaves about 600 lbs for the whole cow (hanging weight). This is the weight that we charge you on; $4.75/lb on hanging weight, so for your 600 lb whole cow, it would be $2850 to us and $390 to the butcher for cut and wrap, totaling $3240. When you take that number and divide it by the 600 lbs, it looks like you are paying $5.40/lb. This is the price most farms will give you. What other farms don't tell you is that between the hanging weight and the finished cow, there is the process of cutting the meat into portions. During this process, the cow will lose about 30% of the weight in bone, fat & cartilage, which changes the total weight of the cow down to about 420 lbs. If you use that number, you get $7.71/lb for your packaged beef in the freezer! This will give you an accurate, tangible cost to compare with grass-fed cuts in your local market deli.
How much room will this take in my freezer?
Watch this video we did that shows what 1/2 cow looks like in your freezer: