Steers graze on certified organic pastures supplemented with certified organic produce from our farm during the summer. We raise certified organic grains and alfalfa for their feed during the winter. They are ready to process in late spring or late fall.
Each quarter of a steer produces approximately 125 pounds of meat. A side of beef is a double order. An order is divided (one third each) into:
- Roasts and other cuts
Approximate cuts of meat per quarter (double the approximations for a side) are:
5-7 rib eye
3-4 sirloin tip
1-2 filet mignon
3-4 tenderized round
1 London broil or flank
|10 pounds hamburger patties (optional)
15 one-pound packages hamburger
2-3 packages stew meat
2 packages short ribs
2 packages soup bones
Due to refrigeration needs, beef is not delivered by Monroe Farm to distribution centers. Monroe Organic Farms will raise a steer for you and deliver it to the processor. Members pick up their processed beef at Valley Packing in LaSalle, Colorado off of US 85..
A deposit is due at the time of your order. The remainder of the charges can be paid periodically until the steer is paid in full. All charges are due and payable by the time the steers are delivered to Valley Packing.
A processing fee is charged by Valley Packing of LaSalle. The processing fee fluctuates depending on the weight of the steer. Valley Packing charges $0.75 per pound processed (price is subject to change). The processing fee is due and payable when you pick up your order. Details and prices for the beef memberships are available on the Sign-Up Form.