How Our Beef is Ordered and Delivered
Hills Farm Grass-Fed Black Angus Beef are sold by the full steer or
half steer (a half steer is also called a "side" of beef ). However, we CAN arrange for splits of an order into front
and rear quarters or into equal "mixed Quarters"--if a group is getting together for a single purchase.
We price our beef sales
according to the "hanging weight"of the individual animal which is determined at the time of processing.
"Hanging weight" is the
post slaughter weight of beef, minus the waste. Hanging weight of the typical full animal is around 650-750
lbs. If you are interested in a half ("a side of beef"), then you will be charged based upon one-half of the
hanging weight of the full beef that is processed. The actual hanging weight of the individual animal will
determine your final bill and will be finalized at the time of slaughter.
Beef is priced at $4.90/lb,
based upon the hanging weight
and INCLUDES butchering and delivery
to your home
(See details below)
Our beef reservation orders are
taken-- by email or call with confirmation email-- for processing and delivery April through October. See "How to place
an order for beef."
beef" is the meat and products that you will receive packaged, after you have decided what butchered
cuts you want. We will walk you through the selection of your butchering requests, as needed. All remaining trim
cuts will be ground for you. Liver, oxtail, tongue, soup bones, etc. may be requested.
cost of basic butchering is included in your purchase price determined by the hanging weight. Processing beyond
basic butchering, such as curing or making jerky, sausage, patties, etc is available but will be
charged additional fees determined by the processor and may affect free delivery if it delays pickup.
beef will be custom butchered, labeled, and packaged in opaque freezer wrap for long term storage, and delivered frozen to
your home. Meat should be immediately placed into freezer storage. We recommend storage at zero to minus 10 degrees. Delivery
times will be coordinated so that you can be prepared to put it in your freezer. Meat should remain frozen if not
used immediately. It will remain in excellent quality if kept continuously frozen in a deep freeze (not a self-defrosting
freezer) for at least two years.
We will utilize our regional USDA
and Animal Welfare Approved meat processor for processing and butchering.
The official hanging weight is determined post slaughter
at the processor. Your final balance of payment is determined then.
We request a $500.00 deposit two
weeks before a steer is processed.
Final Payment is due at the time of delivery by cash or check.
State of Illinois 1% direct-to-consumer
tax will be added.
Free delivery to
your location is included in your purchase price and extends to Galena, Dubuque, Rockford, and Chicago area customers.
Call or email for information for areas outside these regions.
To OUR CUSTOMERS
We provide a source of excellent quality, fully grass-fed,
antibiotic- and hormone- free, humanely raised Black Angus Beef. We value the high standards of the American
Grassfed Association and Animal Welfare Approved association and their recognition
of HARVEST HILLS FARM . All animals are born and raised continuously in the free range
herd and sold at natural maturity in accordance with the standards of these two organizations.
Our market is the health conscious, discriminating
restauranteur, chef, grocery, or home consumer, concerned about the highest beef quality and the humane, most natural
treatment of cattle.
We suggest that families and friends may want to get together for a single
purchase and split, according to their preferences and needs, allowing broader access to a high quality, fresh product .
We can provide equal divisions of a single purchase of a full steer or a side of beef, upon request.