Grass Fed: Our Dexters are grass and hay fed with small amounts of sweet feed given as a training tool. Our Dexter cattle are raised the old-fashioned way, meaning no growth hormones, no steroids, and especially no feed antibiotics. Quite simply, they are 100% grass-fed which means they are raised on natural grass pastures and local hay.
We want our customers to have a great eating experience. We also want everyone to know that we have done our best to care for our animals. Since all our cattle are raised on natural grass pastures it only seems logical to feed them throughout their lives with what they would consume in nature. More and more people are looking for grass-fed and grass-finished beef that is free from any grain products.
We sell by the whole, half (side), or split half (quarter) and the price is based on the hanging weight of the animal (when it is hanging in the cooler to dry age). Many consumers who have experienced buying freezer beef in the past from larger breeds of cattle find that half a cow or steer weighs more than a whole Dexter steer and takes up quite a bit more freezer space.
We are regularly asked how much beef one derives from our grass-fed Dexters. After dry-aging (hanging in a cooler) for approximately 10 days to 2 weeks, the cut and wrapped meat weighs an average of 270 pounds (obviously, a half is 135 pounds). This equates to about enough beef from one whole animal to easily fit into a standard 15 cubic foot freezer with room to spare. We are currently taking reservations for Spring 2020 beef. Contact us via this website, email us at email@example.com, or call/text 937-344-8245 with any questions.
We suggest you order sooner rather than later. You might want to consider reserving your quarter, half, or whole for Spring or fall 2020 right now and eliminate any future price increase. In order to reserve a split half, half, or whole of wonderful grass-fed and -finished beef, simply contact us and let us know the quantity you desire. DO NOT WAIT! Once we have reserved or sold all the beef we have available in 2020, we will not have any more until Spring of 2021. We always price our beef per pound based on hanging weight. Hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after it is hanging in the cooler to dry age. Price for 2020 is approximately $5 per pound and includes butcher fees for the cutting and vacuum sealing. The butcher can also make hamburger patties, 100% beef brats, and 100% beef italian sausage for you for an extra charge. We have not yet tried the Italian Sausage but can assure you the 100% Dexter Beef Brats are amazing. You'll want to make sure to have some on hand for grilling season!
Our Spring 2020 beef will be processed in April. You chose how you want your beef cut and packaged. All packaging is vacuum sealed.