Raising excellent grass fed beef starts with healthy soils, healthy forages, and healthy cattle.
We are not just cattle farmers, but grass farmers as well. The flavor and quality of our beef and the health of our herd depends on the quality of our soil and the forages on which our cattle graze, so a great deal of emphasis is put into managing our land resources well. Our pastures are a mix of mostly orchard grass, bluegrass, fescue, and a variety of clovers.
The process of finishing beef takes anywhere from 18-24 months. After weaning, cattle are placed in a group that can be managed more intensively. We use a system of rotational grazing where our cattle are moved to fresh pasture frequently. This allows our cattle access to fresh pasture in order to grow and gain weight, and it also allows our pastures to recover and regrow. Frequent rotations to fresh pasture also causes our beef to develop marbling, which is desirable for maximum flavor and tenderness.
Our cattle are never given any growth hormones or steroids. Antibiotics are rarely given, and only to sick animals that require treatment. These animals do not remain in our grass fed beef program.
Bluegrass Beef is humanely harvested at a USDA inspected facility. It is dry aged a minimum of 14 days to maximize tenderness and flavor. We are fortunate to work with the skilled butchers at Trackside Butcher Shoppe in Henry County, KY that offer us a variety of processing options. We sell our beef frozen and vacuum sealed for freshness and convenience.
Why grass fed beef? Grass fed beef is higher in Omega 3 fats and also conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), both compounds that fight inflammation in the body. Scientists are learning that many chronic diseases are caused primarily by inflammation in the body, so eating a diet rich in grass fed meats can help combat this inflammation. Also, we believe grass fed beef has a flavor you will love! Many people say it reminds them of the beef they used to eat as a child, and that is a great compliment. This is how beef is supposed to taste!
Bluegrass Beef is available by the cut, or in larger quantities. For our current inventory and pricing of individual cuts, click the “shop now” tab on our menu to visit our Local Line online ordering site. Current pricing for steer shares follows.
Bluegrass Beef Steer Shares 2020
We are now taking pre-orders for 40, 75, and 150 lb. steer shares, as well as half and whole steer packages. These shares sell quickly, so contact us as soon as possible to reserve your place on our list!
Our 40 lb. steer share: Each share will consist of approximately half ground beef (20-25 lbs.) and a variety of steaks and roasts. This is a nice way to try out our beef and it doesn’t take up much freezer space! Price: $270.00 ($6.75/lb. of beef)
Our 75 lb. steer share: Each share will consist of approximately half ground beef (35-38 lbs.), a variety of premium steaks (filet, ribeye, NY strip and sirloin), flank or skirt steak, brisket, a variety of roasts (chuck, sirloin tip), stew meat and beef bratwurst. Price – $488.00 ($6.50/lb. of beef)
Our 150 lb. steer share: Each share will consist of approximately half ground beef (75 lbs.), a variety of premium steaks (filet, ribeye, NY strip and sirloin), flank and skirt steak, brisket, a variety of roasts (chuck, sirloin tip, rump), stew meat and beef bratwurst. Price – $975 ($6.50/lb. of beef)
Half Steers are priced at $6.50 per lb of finished, packaged beef. Half steers can yield anywhere from 150-200 lb of beef, depending on the size of the steer. Customers purchasing a half steer will have custom processing for their beef.
Pricing for whole steers is based on market pricing and the live weight of the steer, plus $450-550 for processing and transportation. Steers usually range in weight from 950-1150 lb., and you can expect to pay $1900-$2,300 per whole steer, processing, and transportation. A steer can yield 300-400 lbs. of meat. Contact us for more information on purchasing a whole steer, and current market price.
Email Melissa at email@example.com to reserve your steer share.