Here are answers to common questions we get from people buying a quarter cow from Cove Creek Farm.
How much meat should I expect when I order a quarter of a grass finished cow?
You should expect to get approximately 80 – 100 lbs of meat from your quarter 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 quarter of a grass fed, grass finished cow from Cove Creek Farm?
The cost for quarter of a cow is approximately $8.00/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 quarter cow?
The final average cost $800, although this will vary from cow to cow.
Is there a deposit required?
We require a $200 deposit to reserve quarter of a cow.
What is the storage space required for a quarter of a grass finished cow?
You can fit 1/4 of a cow in half of a small chest freezer.
Who should buy quarter of a grass fed cow?
This product is great for a small, health conscious family consisting of 2-4 people.