How to Order

Humanely raised and harvested grass-finished Virginia beef

We have delicious ground beef and selected steaks at our farm store!

Please e-mail us at cober@prospectfarm.us or call us at (804) 815-0922 to learn more about what cuts are available on the farm and see our prices below.

We are now taking orders for half  or whole steers for 2017!

We only harvest our steers when the grasses and clover are growing, so we are taking pre-orders for our harvest dates, which are from May to November. Please e-mail us at cober@prospectfarm.us or call us at (804) 815-0922 to learn details on how to reserve your half or whole steer.

Lots of our customers do a “cow share” with other families and friends if a half steer is too much beef for them alone. We often sell out quickly, so we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks very much for your interest in Prospect Farm beef!

 

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All our dry-aged beef is USDA inspected, vacuum-packed, and frozen for freshness.

We sell our beef as halves and wholes and some cuts are available from the farm store:

 

FARM STORE PRICE LIST

Ground beef        $7.  (approximate 1 lb. pkgs.)

Filet Mignon    $22.  (approx. .8 lb. pkgs.)

Ribeye steaks     $17.  (approx. 1 lb. pkgs.)

New York Strip steaks     $16.  (approx. 1 lb. pkgs.)

Boneless Sirloin steaks     $12.  (approx. 2-3 lbs. pkgs.)

Brisket     $9. (approx. 5 lb. pkgs.)

Sirloin tip roasts    $9. (approx. 2-3 lb. pkgs.)

Marrow bones     $2.50. (appox. 2-3 lbs. per pkg.)

Buy a Half or Whole

 

Virginia Grown

To insure it maintains its high quality, we do not ship our beef, but you can pick it up at the farm – it will also give you a chance to meet us and see where your food comes from.

A non-refundable deposit is required upon placement of your order of a half or whole. We accept checks and money orders by mail.

The 2017 price is $5.00 per pound of hanging weight for a half steer.

“Hanging weight” is the carcass weight after the hide, hooves, etc. have been removed. The example below is based on the average weight of this year’s steers at harvest:

Average hanging carcass weight: 290 pounds @ $5.00 per pound = $1,450 plus sales tax per half

Average yield of cut and packaged beef: 160+ lbs. (this example includes a mix of boneless and bone-in cuts like filet mignon, Porterhouse steaks, short ribs, etc.)

The $5.00 per pound fee includes the price of the half steer, delivery to our USDA-inspected processor, dry-aging for 21 days, cutting, vacuum packaging, labeling, and freezing, and we will bring your beef back to the farm in sturdy cardboard boxes for you to pick up at a convenient time.

Individual cuts will be available at the farm once we have harvested our first steer of the season. Please note, not all individual cuts are available all the time. Your best option is to buy a half or whole for you and your family or friends to be sure you always have lean, healthy beef available when you want it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many pounds of meat are in a half and whole beef?

Because each animal is unique and final weights can vary and you choose which cuts you want (bone-in cuts like Porterhouse steaks weigh more than boneless cuts of course), we can only give you estimates of how much edible meat will come from each:

1 half: approximately 160 pounds of beef

Whole: approximately 320 pounds of beef

How much does a typical family eat?

Families of 2 – 4 people who eat about 3 pounds of beef a week will go through a half beef in about a year. A whole beef is more appropriate for larger families or if you want to “cow pool” and go in with family and friends. (Please be sure you agree on who gets what cuts before you order! We will provide the entire order and you are responsible for dividing up the meat after purchase.)

How much freezer space is required?

For a half:   8 cubic feet

For a whole:   16 cubic feet

Actual freezer space requirements will depend upon the cuts you receive

How long will it last in my freezer?

Our beef is vacuum-packed and will last at least one year.

How soon can I pick up my beef if I order a half or whole?

When you order today you are reserving an animal in our herd. As a small farm, we do not carry large amounts of processed inventory and we want to insure that your beef is a fresh as possible before it is frozen. We will let you know as soon as possible how long it will take to process your order.