How Our Beef is Ordered and Delivered
Harvest 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, which is caled a "divided half "--if a group is getting
together for a single purchase.
price our beef sales according to the "hanging weight"of the individual animal which is determined at the time of processing.
weight" is the post slaughter weight of beef, minus the initial waste. Hanging weight of the typical full animal
is around 700-750 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
processing, basic butchering
and delivery to your home
Our beef reservation orders are taken-- by email or call with confirmation email-- for processing and
delivery May through October. See "How to place an order for beef."
"Butchered beef" means the meat and products that you will receive packaged,
after you have decided what butchered cuts you want.
see the Angus Beef Chart https://www.angus.org/pub/beefchart.pdf
which is an excellent tool to help you understand the possible cuts and percentages expected of meat from each area
of the beef.
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, heart and soup bones are available.
The cost of basic butchering is included in your purchase price determined by the
Processing beyond basic butchering, such as curing or making
jerky, sausage, patties, etc is available at our processor, AJ Lena Maid Meats, but will incur
additional fees determined by the processor and may affect free delivery if it delays pickup. It should also
be noted that requesting curing of meat or making sausages will not guarantee that your beef is returned to you as these are
prepared in batches by the processor.
Your 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.
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.
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 up to 150 miles is included in your purchase price and extends to Galena, Dubuque,
Rockford, and Chicago area customers.