A Complete Guide on How to Buy a Whole Cow

Excited to buy a whole cow? We’re here to make it easy for you. At TX Bar Grassfed Beef, we’re all about providing top-notch grass-fed beef and ensuring your buying experience is smooth. 

Let’s walk through the process step by step, making sure you get exactly what you want with no fuss.

Learn About TX Bar Grassfed Beef

You are one click away from beef that is 100% free of antibiotics, 100% free of hormones, 100% grass fed & grass finished and 100% humanely raised.

Understand Pricing and Deposits

At the moment, we are booking harvest dates for the month ahead. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing: 

Whole Beef: You can expect to pay approximately $3,900 to $4,000 on average, which includes the total out-the-door price after paying us and the butcher. 

After your animal is harvested, it will take the butcher about 3 to 3 1/2 weeks to dry age and custom cut/wrap your whole beef order.

When your order is ready, they will call you to pick it up. Currently, customers average paying $9.75 – $10.25 a pound for their entire order after paying us (the rancher/cattle producer) and the butcher for their cut/ wrap fees & their harvest fee.

A whole beef order typically yields between 400 – 500 lbs of take-home beef.

Payment Process

To get the ball rolling with us, follow these steps: 

1) Make a deposit for half the price of the animal ($1,450 for a whole) to schedule your animal’s harvest date. 

2) On the harvest date, send us, TX Bar Grassfed the remaining 1/2 of your payment ($1,450 for a whole). When it’s time to pick up your beef, you’ll settle up with the butcher for their services. 

Butcher Details

The butcher charges a cut & wrap fee of $1.60 per lb and a $200 harvest fee for a whole beef order, while for a 1/2 beef order, it’s $1.60 per lb and a $100 harvest fee. Here is a link to the various cuts that we provide.

You have the freedom to select your cuts, specify the thickness, and choose how many cuts are packaged in each vacuum-sealed plastic package. The more specific you are, the better we can estimate the number of cuts you’ll receive. The butcher will assist you in making these choices and filling out your butcher cut sheet over the phone.

Freezer Space 

Measure your freezer space to ensure it can accommodate the quantity of beef you’re ordering.

Consider investing in additional storage if needed, or plan to share with family and friends. Check out our blog post here on the best way for storing beef.

Schedule Pickup

Coordinate with TX Bar Grassfed Beef to schedule a convenient pickup date for your beef order. We offer three different butcher locations. 

  1. Los Molinos Meats Butcher in Los Molinos, California accepts cash or check and is open Monday-Friday. 
  2. Ranchers Meats Butcher Shop in Corning, California accepts all forms of payment and is open MondayFriday. 
  3. A&R Meats Butcher Shop in Red Bluff, California takes all forms of payment and is open MondaySaturday

Buying a whole cow from TX Bar Grassfed Beef is a rewarding experience that’s easier than you think. With our guidance and expertise, you can enjoy the convenience of having high-quality beef at your fingertips. 

Follow these detailed steps, and let us take care of the rest. Get ready to enjoy delicious beef that you can feel good about!

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