At West Cattle Company, we raise 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Angus beef. All beef begin their journey on grass, but very few are grass finished, because in our world speed is king. We don’t allow that speed to interfere with how we do things here on the ranch. Our beef grows slowly, over two plus years, giving them the time to put weight on the natural way.
Our animals live a harmonious life grazing and roaming on our wide open spaces of the wild west. #livethelegend Our cattle graze approximately 11,000 acres of pasture each year, being rotated through the year, so they are provided ample nutrition.
Our cattle are an extension of our family and are vital to the continued success of West Cattle Company. Your beef begins its journey directly on our ranch, we care for them from the moment the calf hits the ground to the day we bring it to your door. We treat our animals with the utmost respect and care, using humane animal welfare practices. Our cattle are never introduced to artificial hormones or growth promotants. Our animals never see a feed lot. Ever. Our beef comes directly from our pasture to your table.
Deposits & Pricing
To initiate the ordering process, we require a deposit upon ordering. The remaining balance is due upon delivery. Deposits depend on the quantity of beef you order. For a whole beef the deposit is $600.
Currently, we charge $4.95/lb by the hanging weight minus the initial deposit. This price DOES NOT include processing. The $4.95/lb. charge goes to purchasing the animal only. The remaining balance will have the processing fees added to the final invoice. Cash or check is our preferred final payment option, but we do accept credit card payments with a 3% charge.
Hanging Weight vs. Packaged Weight
Hanging Weight: This is the weight of the butchered animal as it hangs in the locker to dry age. This weight does not include the head, hide, hooves, blood and innards, which have been removed.
Boxed Weight: This is the net weight of the meat you will receive that is packaged and ready for your freezer. You will be charged based on the hanging weight.
As a general rule on a well finished 100% grass-fed steer, the hanging weight is 52-55% of the live weight and the boxed weight is on average about 60% of the hanging weight. Our average, whole beef, hanging weight for 2022 was 550 pounds.
Recommended Freezer Space: 18 cubic feet for a beef whole.
Example on a 1/2 Beef: Hanging weight is 530 lbs. The packaged meat will be approximately 60% of the 530 lbs., which would give you 318 lbs. of packaged meat/boxed beef.
A whole beef approximately comes with these items listed below. With a 1/2 or whole beef you get the option to customize your beef to your personal preference, so your beef might look different based on your preferred selection. Please be aware that each animal is different and items vary depending on certain details (animal weight, steak cuts, size of roasts, etc.). This estimate below is based on 1" steak & 3 lb. roasts. Customer is responsible for processing fees.
Estimated Custom Whole Beef
120-140, 1 lb. packages ground hamburger OR to 60-70, 2 lb. packages ground hamburger
16-24, 1" ribeye steaks
16-24, 1" t-bone steaks
12-16, 1" sirloin steaks
4-8, 3 lb. arm roasts
4-8, 3 lb. chuck roasts
4 rump roasts
4, 2-3 lb. brisket
We harvest our 100% grass-fed and grass-finished Angus beef all year around. Once it is harvested, your beef takes around 3 weeks for your beef to be ready for delivery. Products like jerky, summer sausage and snack sticks take longer to process.
Please note that processing fees do change from time to time. Please click the button below for current prices and information on processing. Our USDA processors is 307 Meat Company in Laramie, Wyo.
Slaughter and processing charges begin @ $750 + taxes for a FULL beef. Estimate processing for a whole to begin at $750 + tax.
Some processing requests do cost more money and vary from processor to processor. Always check with the processor before you have special cuts made to check prices. We are able to answer many questions on processing, so feel free to reach out to us or the processors directly.
NOTE: Processing fees for beef are subject to change. Please click the link: https://linktr.ee/westcattlecompany to see more processing information.
Please call our processing facility for current prices. Susan Wadsworth @ 307 Meat Company 307-343-9001.
Whole Beef Deposit
To secure your beef share a $600 deposit is required.
$4.95/lb by the hanging weight minus the initial deposit. This price DOES NOT include processing. The $4.95/lb. charge goes to purchasing the animal only.