Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I buy grassfed beef?
Where is the meat processed?
We are fortunate to have a USDA facility just 5 miles from the farm.
The short travel time means less stress on the animal. Stress drains
the intra-muscular fat or 'marbling,' from the animal. 'Marbling' is
critical for tender, juicy meat.
Is there a discount for purchasing a large quantity?
We offer a discount on the purchase of a side of beef. This is the
most economical way to purchase our beef and gives you the greatest
flexibility in getting the cuts you want.
How much freezer space do I need for a side of beef?
You will need 12 to 14 cubic feet of freezer space.
What is a "side of beef?"
This is one half of an animal. A whole steer weighs about 1300
pounds. After processing, this amounts to approximately 450 pounds of
meat, or about 225 pounds of meat for a 'side'.
See Buying Our Beef
How is the meat packaged?
It is frozen in individual cryovac packages. This type of packaging
will maintain freshness for two years or more in your freezer.
Is Mack Brook Farm organic?
While we are not "certified organic," we do not use antibiotics,
growth hormones or feed that contains animal byproducts or genetically
modified organisms (GMOs). We do use "best practices" for both the
animals and the land. See Sustainable
for a complete explanation.