Beefalo (Steak Animal) We have 2.5 Beefalo steak animals available for 2017 (4.5 already sold) at $3.19/lb. HW. Processing dates are October and November 2017. A deposit of $100 per quarter is required with order.
Beefalo (Burger animal) We are taking orders for Beefalo Burger Bundles at a price of $5.69 per lb. finished weight (FW). We will have Beefalo burger bundles available for October (July Aug, Sept. animals sold out already). You can order either 40 lb. or 80 lb. bundles. A deposit of $75.00 is required for 40 lbs. A deposit of $150.00 is required for 80 lbs.
Red Wattle Pigs We have 6 Red Wattle Pigs available (9 already sold) for Nov/Dec 2017 processing at $2.75/lb. HW. A non-refundable deposit of $100 per half will be required with order.
Lamb We have 3 lambs available (9 already sold) for Nov/Dec 2017 processing at a price of $4.50/lb. hanging weight. A deposit of $100 will be required with order.
Free-range roasting chickens We are taking orders now for roasting chickens for 2017 at a price of $3.99 per lb. finished weight with delivery dates in October. (We have already received orders for 158 chickens out of a possible 200, so time is running out to get your order in!) A deposit of $5.00 per chicken is required with order.
Heritage breed Turkeys We are taking orders for turkeys for Nov/Dec 2017 processing at a price of $4.69/lb. per lb. finished weight (FW) and a deposit of $10 per turkey is required with order. (see special order form on Order Form Page)
Please print out the order form (from the Order Form Page) and mail to us with your deposit.
Processing fees for beefalo, and Red Wattle pork (paid to butcher) are currently approximately $0.70 - $0.95 per lb. hanging weight, and may be higher depending on the type of processing you have done. (Example: extra charges apply for having sausage or jerky made.) Processing fees for lamb are currently $80. per whole animal, but may be higher depending on whether you have additional processing done. There are no processing fees on the poultry.
Approximate hanging weights are:
Beefalo (steak animal) quarter: 125 - 175 lbs.
Red Wattle Pig half: 80 - 120 lbs.
Lamb, whole: 40 - 50 lbs.
Please note: Hanging weights vary depending on the age, sex and natural variability of each animal.
The finished weight (that which you bring home) is approximately 50 – 60% of the hanging weight depending on how you have your meat processed. Things like stew meat and jerky will greatly decrease the amount of finished weight you will receive from the animal. Finished weights for steak animals usually run around 53-60% of hanging weight.
Definitions:Steak animal – you can get burger, steaks and roasts from this type of animal.
Burger animal – you can only get burger from this type of animal.
Split side – you get some of the meat from the front half of the animal and some of the meat from the back half of the animal.
Ordering: To place a quarters/halves order, please go to our Order Form page, print it out, complete it and mail it to us along with your non-refundable deposit check. Please note we do not accept phone orders. We will need your full name, mailingaddress, physical address if using a P.O. box, and a phone number and email address if available where you can be reached, and what type and quantity of animal you wish toorder. When you place your order, you will need to mail us a non-refundable deposit check with the order form to hold your order. Please mail yourcheck made payable to: Meyer Beefalo Farm, 47742 – 241st Avenue, Elysian, MN 56028. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us.
Interested in being placed on our annual Newsletter and order form mailing list? Please call us at (507) 931-1889 or email your request using the form on our Contacts page. Include your full name, address, telephone number and email address and specify "Newsletter/Order Form Request" in the subject line of your email.
Purchasing by quarter or half:
You can purchase our beefalo by the quarter, half, or whole animal (all quarters sold as split side). Our Red Wattle pork is also available by the half or whole animal. Our lamb is available by the whole animal only. Here’s how it works:
You print out the order form from our Order Form Page and mail us a non-refundable deposit (check only) for $100. per quarter beefalo, $100. per half of Red Wattle hog, $75 per whole lamb, to hold your order. Once we have your deposit and we have an entire animal sold, we will make an appointment with our butcher. One week prior to the appointment date, we will send you a notice giving you the appointment date, and a range of dates for you to contact the butcher to let them know how you want your meat cut up.
The day the animal goes into the butcher, we will obtain the hanging weight and email you an invoice for the meat. Payment must be received within 7 days of the invoice date. When the meat is ready for pickup (generally 2 – 3 weeks depending on the processing) we will contact you to let you know that you can pick it up. When you pick up your meat at the butcher shop, you will need to pay the butcher for his processing fees. You will not be allowed to pick up your meat unless it is completely paid for (our fee and the butcher’s fee).
Please see details below as to what we have available for sale. This page is updated two to three times per month.
Purchasing by individual meat package:
You can purchase our beefalo meat in individually wrapped packages from our farm store located in Elysian,MN. We offer: roasts, steaks (tenderloin, ribeye, porterhouse, t-bone, and sirloin), burger, pre-made quarter-pounder patties. We also have beefalo summer sausage, snack sticks and jerky available.
You can purchase our Red Wattle pork meat in individually wrapped packages from our farm store located in Elysian, MN. We offer: burger, pre-made patties, pork chops, pork steaks, pork roasts, and bacon, ring bologna, all pork wieners, brats, and breakfast links.
You can purchase our lamb meat in individually wrapped packages from our farm store located in Elysian, MN. We offer: burger, chops, roasts, ribs and sausage.
We also sell whole roasting chickens (August - October) and heritage breed turkeys during the fall months through early winter. These animals are free ranged and receive no antibiotics. If interested in ordering, please contact us for details.
Please see our farm store page for hours and directions.
We sell our meat products locally throughout the south central portion of Minnesota. Our meat is available by quarters, halves, or whole animals with processing and pickup at Herda's Meat Processing in Faribault, MN. Our retail meat cuts available through our farm store are processed at Valley Natural Meats, Northfield, MN. All meat purchased must be picked up at our farm store (or at our butcher if buying by the quarter, half or whole animal). We do not ship our meat anywhere.