How It Works
We feed the cattle, you feed your family!
We raise our animals from birth on our family farm in Clayton, Michigan. Our cows are fed a high-quality diet that is monitored by our nutritionist on a weekly basis. Our cows are housed in free-stall barns that are bedded weekly with fresh, clean sand and free-range access to food and water whenever they please.
Heifers are raised in group pens from birth to the time they have a calf. Our heifer facilities are state of the art with technologies like automatic calf feeders to automatic alley scraper (manure scrapers) and have mattress free stalls.
We process our retail butchered beef through a small, family-owned, USDA-inspected processor in Waldron, MI. It is hung to dry-age for approximately 10-14 days before cutting and packaging takes place.
Click HERE to shop our products online. When you’ve settled on what sounds good, you can place your order online and your products will be ready for pickup at our store, located at 215 W Main St. Hudson, MI 49247. Usually within 24 hours you will receive a pickup notification that your order is ready!
How is my meat packaged?
All items come frozen and individually packaged in a vacuum sealed pack for freshness.
How should I thaw my beef from its frozen state?
The best way to thaw beef is to place it on a tray and stick it in the refrigerator for about 12 hours, or longer for thicker cuts of meat. If you need to thaw it more rapidly, your best option is to place the vacuum-sealed package in cold water for around 45 minutes. You should only use the microwave as a last resort.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept all major credit/debit cards for online adn in store purchases, we accept cash and check as well as all major credit/debit cards in person.
Do I need to keep my beef frozen?
As a rule of thumb, beef is good in your refrigerator for 3-4 days, though it will likely last much longer and even gain flavor and tenderness with age as long as it’s kept between 30-34 degrees Fahrenheit. If you do not intend to consume it within a few days, your beef will stay fresh in the freezer for about six months. Though vacuum-sealed beef will last 2-3 years in the freezer, it will lose some flavor if it’s stored in excess of six months.
Are your products USDA inspected?
Yes! All of our retail products go through one of the safest inspections the United States Department of Agriculture can provide. Keep in mind, if you buy a share of the cow (Quarter, half, or Whole) federal law does not require a USDA inspection.