Here are answers to common questions we get from people buying a whole cow from Cove Creek Farm.
How much meat should I expect when I order a whole grass finished cow?
You should expect to get approximately 400 lbs of meat from your whole cow. Grass finished cows tend to be smaller than corn finished cows because they do not put on unhealthy fat. The extra weight on corn finished cows happens because corn adds a lot of fat weight to the cow, which the industry calls “marbling”. So even though a grassfed, grass finished cow might result in overall less product weight, more of that weight is in protein vs fat, which means a higher quality, healthier product per dollar.
What is the cost per pound for a whole grass fed, grass finished cow from Cove Creek Farm?
The cost for a whole cow is approximately $7.50/lb including processing. This cost covers the cost of processing. While this is quite a bit more expensive than some beef purchased at the grocery store, the price per lb of protein is very competitive (with grassfed beef you are getting a higher protein product). Think of it this way: with grass fed, grass finished beef, most of the excess fat is cut out before you get it.
What is the total cost for a whole cow?
The final average cost is $3,000, although this will vary from cow to cow.
Is there a deposit required?
We require a $400 deposit to reserve a whole cow.
What is the storage space required for a whole grass finished cow?
You can fit a whole cow in a 20 cubic foot freezer.
Who should buy a whole grass fed cow?
This product is great for a large, hungry family of 5-8 people.