We raise grass fed beef from birth to ensure we know exactly how they were raised, what they ate, and how they were treated. We do not implant or inject hormones, feed antibiotics or any grain. Our animals eat a fresh salad bar each day in the grass growing season and eat dried grass (hay) in the winter. Although we are not "certified organic", our practices mimick this. However, in rare instances that an animal is injured or sick, we will use an anti-biotic to treat an animal who needs medication to save its life. If this is the case, we'll let you know ahead of time for your particular steer (this has happened only twice since we've been farming).
Our animals are processed at 2 - 3 years of age. Wholesale (whole or half) beef is only available several times per year when animals are grazing.
You are purchasing a deposit on a live animal.
Locker dates for 2021 are:
TOTAL PRICE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $1,300 FOR A HALF, WHICH INCLUDES PROCESSING.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE ***Deposits are for beef we take to the butcher for you on the month you select at checkout. Your beef will be ready to pickup at the butcher 3-4 weeks after that date. Dry aging time is 10-14 days at the butcher.
SORRELS BEEF COMPANY GRASS FED BEEF
Our cows are smaller breeds. This will allow you to cut your steaks thicker, and have a great sized steak.
Approximate take-home freezer meat from a 1/2 cow is 150-200 LBS.
Estimates of Cuts
65 LB Ground Beef
38 LB Roast Beef as follows:
- 8 LB Arm Roast
- 18 LB Chuck Roast
- 6 LB Rump Roast
- 5 LB Sirloin Tip Roast
35 LB Steaks as follows:
- 5 LB Ribeye Steak
- 1 LB Flank Steak
- 8 LB Sirloin Steak
- 6 LB T-Bone Steak
- 5 LB Porterhouse Steak OR NY Strips / Fillet
- 10 LB Round and Cube Steak
28 LB Other Cuts:
- Stew Meat
- Soup Bones
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
Sorrels Beef Company price is $3.75 per lb hanging weight. Hanging weights vary by animal but typically average 250 lb for our 1/2. Cost estimate to the farm is $850 - $1,050 for a 1/2 cow. Total price will vary based on the actual weight determined by the butcher the day of slaughter. We will invoice you prior to pickup. Your deposit will be deducted from the total price and is not refundable unless we cannot deliver your animal to the locker.
Processing cost to the butcher is SEPARATE and must be paid to them at pickup. Butcher price varies based on weight, but will be $250 - $350 for each half. Custom Processing is by USDA facility Chenoa Locker in Chenoa, IL. The butcher will walk you through the cut order to get your beef exactly as you want it. Beef will be available for you to pick up directly at the butcher in Chenoa, IL approximately 3-4 weeks after the animal is delivered. Beef will be frozen by the butcher ahead of pickup, and they'll call you when it is ready.