FAQ

How much will my order weigh?

Mixed Quarters:    95-115 lbs
Halves/Sides:      180-220 lbs
Wholes:               375-240 lbs

You pay only for what you take home, not the “hanging” or “hot” weight. No waste for you! These weights represent your actual “goes into my freezer” meat.

How much freezer space do I need?

Mixed Quarters require 5-6 cubic feet of freezer space, which is the size of a small chest freezer. Double that for Halves/Sides; quadruple for Wholes. A cubic foot is about the size of a standard Target grocery bag, completely filled.

What cuts come in my order?

We work closely with our processor to maximize the amount of meat harvested from each animal, making sure that we choose cuts that you’ll look forward to cooking and eating. Every order is a mix of forequarter and hind quarter cuts, each packaged in clear, air-tight cry-o-vac. There will typically be 1 roast/package, 1 steak/package, and 1 lb of ground beef/package. Short ribs and stew meat (if desired) are usually about 1 1/2 lbs/package. Extra bones (by special request) can be sacked in 5 lb bags.

How does all that break down?

You can expect to take home something like this:

About 20-22% premium steaks such as ribeye, strip, filet, flat iron, top sirloin, skirt, flank, chuck eye

About 30-32% low and slow cuts such as roasts, brisket, short ribs, cross-cut shank

About 42-45% premium ground beef

About 3% soup and broth bones (that liquid nutritional gold we love!)

What if I have special requests?

We’re always happy to try and accommodate your special needs and wants, from organ meats to broth bones to particular cuts you’d love to try. Please indicate any special requests at the time you place your order in the Comments box on the Order page. We’ll let you know what we can do for you. Note: A few cuts such as cheek must be preserved the day of harvest so it’s very important to let us know when you place your order. The deadline to request those cuts is 4 weeks prior to the Delivery Date.

What all can I cook with my beef?

Lots and lots of luscious meals, that’s what! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We’re serving up some tried and true recipes for you here as well!

How should I cook grassfed beef?

Glad you asked! We’ve compiled our very best cooking methods for you here.

Do you sell by the cut?

Not at this time. We believe that by making the most of every carcass, via offering only bulk orders, we all show deep respect for the life of each animal. From time to time, we are able to offer smaller sampler packages. Follow us on Facebook for updates and availability. These sell out fast!

Do you ship beef?

No, but we do serve a large area of Texas and Texoma with several pick-up/delivery options. Contact us to see if we serve your location or can arrange a meeting place on delivery day.

Can I split a quarter, half or whole cow?

Of course! Many long time NNBeefers take advantage of this option frequently. You’re free to split any size order with whomever you choose, in whatever proportions work for your fellow split partner(s). We do require that 1 person pay the entire amount for your order (or final payment if you choose to split the deposit and final payments) at delivery. This allows you to assign individual dollar amounts afterwards based on each participant’s actual share weight. A good bathroom scale and a cleared off table are really helpful here!

How can I pay?

Cash, personal checks and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx
We accept any of these methods for both your deposit and final amount.

How much is my deposit?

Mixed Quarters:    $250.00
Halves/Sides:        $500.00
Wholes:               $1000.00

When is my deposit due?

2 months prior to your selected Delivery Date(s). You’ll receive a reminder email the week before it’s due with further details.

What is a “cutting order”?

Cutting Orders are how we communicate with our processor. In essence, it’s the document that tells the butchers how to cut up (fabricate) the carcass, resulting in the cuts you take home to your kitchen. NNBeef generates this document for each animal after harvest and our excellent processor will do their best to meet your requests. Our processor cuts by the side or half, but we can still manage some special requests on Mixed Quarters.  Our tried and true cutting order is a great mix of delicious cuts that you’ll enjoy cooking and eating. Please let us know of any special requests in the comments section at the bottom of the Order page at the time you place your order and we’ll contact you to discuss.

Can I customize my cutting order?

Yes, and no…. Our processor cuts each carcass by the side or half so Half and Whole orders can be customized to your liking easily. We’ll email you a sample cutting order form about 3 weeks before harvest as a go-by and are happy to walk you through the simple process on the phone. We are sometimes able to include some special requests on Mixed Quarters. Please contact us to inquire.