Beefing up

Posted by Ogeechee Butcher on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Under: About the Market
Dear Butcher,

I heard from my neighbor that we can buy half cows from you. Could you tell me more about this?

Suzanne J.
Rincon, GA

Dear Suzanne,

Thanks for the inquiry! This is just one of the things that sets us apart from all of the other butcher shops in the greater area. We don't just offer halves of cows but also whole and quarters of cows; as well as, whole/half pigs. The meat is still the Black Angus Choice Beef and premium pork we have built our business on and it is all fresh never frozen.

The process is simple you come in and tell us what you want and we will cut and package the meat the way you want. Everything will be vacuumed packed and marked so all you have to do is pick it up and put it in the freezer.

So what will be best for me or my family? First, I would suggest to get something that will not last you more than six months. This tips goes back to the blogged question "to Freeze or not to Freeze". So anything that would last you six or less months is what you should shot for.

 You can refer to our 101 page on our website for charts that break down the cuts,so here is just a quick look of the process...

1. Before you come in you may want to decide what you want a Whole, half, or quarter.  A whole may be too much for your family or your freezer. We suggest you not buy more than what your family will eat in six months. If you decide you want a quarter, you will have to decide whether you want a front or hind quarter. The front gives you some Chuck Roasts/steaks, Rib Eyes, Briskets, Short Ribs, and Shank (this is not an exhaustive list.); while your hind quarter will give you a majority of your steaks: T-Bone, Porterhouse, Round Roast/steaks, Sirloin... etc.

We can help you decide which would be better for your family and you can check out the charts located above on this page.

2. When you come in we will go over the parts that make up your order and decide how you want it cut, the thickness or size of each, how you want it packed and other special requests. We will make Ground meat with the trimmings from your cuts and we can also make stir fry, stew, sausage and much more. We want you to have what your family will eat so we are flexible.

3. We will take your information so we can be in touch if there are any questions that arise during processing and to contact you when we are done. We will take a small deposit and you are good to go.

4. It usually takes three to four days for us to get the meat in, cut and pack it how you want so it does not take long at all. When you pick it up the meat will be packed and marked so it is ready to go in the freeze. Essentially, we will customize it to your needs. We will also need a small deposit.

It only takes three to four days for us to get it in and cut it and have it ready for you to pick up. It is a simple ordering process that will give you months of great dinners at a wonderful price.

If you have further questions shoot me another message or gives us a call. You should also check out our 101- "How to" Guide for Buying a Whole Cows/ Pigs.

Great Question, thank you for reading! Keep'em coming guys!!

Until next time, good grillin'! 

In : About the Market 

Tags: whole cows  quarter cows  half cows 
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I have been cutting meat for over50 years. I have done everything from working for shopping chains to now owning my own shop. I am part of the last group that was tested to be a certified meat cutter; when butchers still broke down the meat they needed from sides and whole carcasses. I have a vast knowledge of the field and am happy to share.