Why We Do It
What We Don't Do
Summary of Process
How to Order
The first step to order your organic beef is to download and complete the Purchase Agreement. Or, you can call us and we will be happy to send you a copy.
In order to complete the Purchase Agreement, please choose either a whole steer, half steer, or quarter steer. Customers ordering a half or a quarter must allow additional time to be paired with other customers in order to utilize the whole steer at time of processing.
Upon receipt of a completed Purchase Agreement and the required deposit, we will contact you to provide an estimated delivery date. Typically, it will take 60-120 days to deliver the steer to the processor. However, it could take longer depending on the time of year.
Processing the steer will take approximately 3-6 weeks upon delivery of the steer to the processor. This includes the aging of the meat. The processor will contact you when your meat is ready for pickup. The processor may charge additional fees for storage if your meat is not picked up by the scheduled date.
Price and Delivery Cost
Price per Pound (live weight): $1.85
The price is based on the live weight of the steer before processing. The steer is weighed at the Marshall Livestock Exchange on the day of delivery to the processor.
Processing costs are paid directly to the processor when you pick up your meat. For more information on the processing costs, please contact the processor directly.
We estimate that the average cost per pound for the take home weight is about $5.01 per pound. Click Here to see a detailed example.
In order to secure your order, we require a non-refundable deposit with your Purchase Agreement as follows:
The remainder of your payment is due within 5 days of delivering your steer to the processor. Full payment must be received by Mount Airy Farms in order to pick up your meat. Please make your check payable to Mount Airy Farms.
Gore's Custom Slaughter
Prior to delivering your steer to the processor, you must complete the Cut Sheet and send it to us. We will forward your Cut Sheet to the processor upon delivery of your steer. You can complete this Cut Sheet or you can call us and we will be happy to send you a copy.
If you are ordering a quarter, you do not need to complete a Cut Sheet. A quarter is a half steer divided evenly between two customers. The cuts are standardized to ensure fairness.
Our steers are processed at a lesser weight than commercial steers because we do not use any growth hormones. This means that your cuts may be smaller and leaner than you'd find in most supermarkets.
Please visit this web page for more information about different cuts of beef and how to cook them.
Why Buy Local?
Buying locally produced goods helps stimulate your local economy and keeps small farms and businesses viable. It also allows you to develop personal relationships with the owners of the farms, grocers, and shops. You'll know where your food comes from, how it's raised, and when it's harvested, allowing you to make informed choices about health, quality, and flavor for your family.
We appreciate your business and would like to share with you some of the local area farms we hope you'll consider patronizing:
Virginia Green Grocer & The Virginia Organic Co-operative
Great Country Farms