Here are answers to common questions we get from people buying a half cow from Cove Creek Farm.
How much meat should I expect to get from half a grass finished cow?
You should expect to get approximately 200 lbs of meat from your half 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 half of a grass fed, grass finished cow from Cove Creek Farm?
The cost for half a cow is approximately $7.75/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 of half a cow?
The final average cost $1550, although this will vary from cow to cow.
Is there a deposit required?
We require a $300 deposit to reserve half a cow.
What is the storage space required for half a grass finished cow?
You can fit half a cow in a freezer with 10 cubic feet of space or half of a large upright freezer.
Who should buy half a grass fed cow?
This product is ideal for a large, health conscious family.