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Beef by the Side

We sell our 100% Grassfed Beef by the side.  There are many reasons to buy beef by the side including convenience and cost savings, but it can be a confusing process the first time you take the leap.  We try to keep it simple and hope this guide will assist you, but if you have more questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

All of our beef comes from cows born and raised on our farm.  They are primarily Angus, but we have bred in Horned Hereford, Gelbvieh and Senepol to improve their ability to thrive on grass alone.  Our beef is dry-aged by the processor for 2.5 weeks before being cut, packaged in freezer plastic, labeled and flash frozen. 

All of our beef is Halal.

Purchase Options

Quarter Steer

Half of a side

Price: $5.45/lb hanging wt*

Average hanging weight: 150 lbs

Deposit: $250

Standard set of cuts (see below)

Freezer space:   6 cu ft

Half Steer or Side

One side

Price: $5.10/lb hanging wt*

Average hanging weight: 300 lbs

Deposit: $300

Custom cut

Freezer space: 12 cu ft

Whole Steer

Two sides

Price: $4.95/lb hanging wt*

Average hanging weight: 600 lbs

Deposit: $350

Custom cut, each side can be different

Freezer space: 22 cu ft

*Prices subject to change

Important Dates for 2023

January

SOLD

OUT

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

January 20

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

January 28

March

SOLD

OUT

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

March 17

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

March 25

April

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

April 14

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

April 22

SOLD

OUT

May

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

May 12

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

May 20

June

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

June 9

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

June 17

July

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

July 14

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

July 22

early Sept

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

August 25

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

Sept 2

late Sept

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

Sept 15

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

Sept 23

October

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

October 13

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

October 21

early
December

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

November 24

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

December 2

late
December

On

Waitlist

For Half or Whole Steer, 

cut sheet due by

December 8

Scheduled Delivery Date,

Subject to change

December 16

More details

When you place a deposit on a side of beef, you will receive confirmation of your order.  We will then send you an invoice with an estimate of your total due.  Your deposit will already be credited on this invoice.  About a week before your delivery date, you will receive a final invoice that is based on the actual hanging weight.  The balance due can be paid online through a bank transfer (link included with the final invoice).  This needs to be completed at least 2 days before delivery.  Otherwise, you can pay with cash or check to Minka Farm at the time of delivery.

You are welcome to split your purchase among friends, extended family, neighbors or whomever you like.  We are happy to accept payments from multiple sources. However, we will only deliver to one address and cannot assist with splitting your order.  Because beef delivery day is already a long one, we will need you to unload your beef into coolers or other containers before sorting it.

We try to deliver sides of beef on Saturday so it fits better into most people's schedules. We pick up your beef from Chaudhry Halal Meats the morning of your delivery and deliveries occur between noon-4pm. We make 2-8 deliveries on one day so have had to limit our delivery distance.  Generally speaking, we deliver to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Burlington and surrounding areas. If you are outside of our area, we are happy to meet you on the edge of our delivery area.  We'll transfer the beef to your coolers in a public parking lot. 

A quarter steer is cut into a standard set of cuts.  These include: tenderloin filet steaks, NY Strip steaks, boneless ribeye steaks, bone-in sirloin steak, eye of round roast, flat iron, London Broil, bottom round roast, brisket, short ribs, stew beef, beef patties, flank steak, skirt steak, chuck & shoulder roasts, sirloin tip steaks, liver, soup bones, knuckle bones, and, of course, ground beef.  Half and whole steer orders are custom cut to your specifications.  We supply a form for you to fill out.

More questions?

Have more questions?  Feel free to contact us through our Contact Us page, or email us directly at farmer@minkafarm.com

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