We are committed to raising our animals in the most ethical way possible, for the welfare of both the animals and the environment. Our fold has plenty of room to roam in rotated pastures and woods for forage in the summertime. They have free access to shelter, water, and mineral blocks. Rotational grazing gives them constant access to fresh grass and improves the pasture without the need for tilling the soil (which contributes to greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere) or chemical fertilizers. During the winter months, they are given free access to hay we grow ourselves using no-till methods and natural (manure) fertilizer. These methods, based on the natural grazing patterns of ruminants, provides the animals with proper nutrition and a healthy environment while improving soil health and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.
Benefits of Lazy I Ranch Grass-Fed Scottish Highland Beef:
No antibiotics unless absolutely necessary for the health of the animal
No growth hormones
100% grass-fed and finished = healthier animals = healthier for you!
Grass-fed Highland beef is healthier than commercially raised beef. It has a higher ratio of Omega 3 fatty acids, CLA, and other vitamins and minerals than commercially raised beef. It is also lower fat.
You know where your beef comes from, and that the animal was humanely treated. We invite you to schedule a visit to our farm so that you can see for yourself.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a beef share is $4.25 per lb. carcass weight plus butcher and processing. The total actual cost will vary depending on the size of the animal and how you choose to have it processed. Processing costs are determined by the processor and are subject to change. Contact Cain’s Processing for current processing rates. For more information please contact us.
What is the process for ordering a beef share?
When you purchase a share of beef you are actually purchasing a portion of the live animal. You may choose a whole share, half, or a quarter. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your share. At slaughter time the head, hooves, hide, and organs are removed. What remains is 2 sides of beef that will be aged for 7-10 days. The sides of beef, or carcass, are weighed. This is the carcass weight and what will be used to determine your final cost.
Once carcass weight has been determined you will pay the remainder of the amount due for your share. You will then contact the processor to tell them how you would like your share cut. You can view the cut list HERE.
After the beef has been aged your share is cut and wrapped per your specifications, the processor will notify you that your order is ready. You will pay the processor for all slaughter and processing fees at time of pick-up. Orders are usually ready 10-15 days after slaughter.
How much beef do you get?
Our animals average around 650 lb carcass weight but may be up to 150 lbs more or less. After processing, you will receive approximately 65-75% of carcass weight back in packaged beef. The exact amount will vary depending on how you choose to have it processed.
How much freezer space do I need?
Quarter - A small (not compact) chest freezer (6-7 cubic feet)
A full share will fill a large freezer (20 cubic feet)