General

What are your business hours?

Our business hours are on a call ahead basis.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment.  Thank you!

(641) 823-4679
westforty@gmail.com

What does “hormone free” mean?

Many producers will implant hormones into the animals to make them gain weight and grow faster. We do not do this. We feel that this process is unnatural and affects the quality of the meat.

Beef

Can I purchase a small amount?

A minimum purchase of $15 is requested.

How does the order process work?

Individual Cuts: You may purchase individual frozen cuts directly from us.  Our price list can be found here. Please contact us for availability.

Custom Orders: For ordering whole, half or quarter sides of beef , you will need to contact us in advance to confirm availability and to allow us to schedule a time at the locker to process your order.

How long does the processing take?

Custom orders take 2-3 weeks from the date the animal is taken to the locker. Scheduling with the locker can sometimes take 30 – 60 days so you need to plan ahead.

What breeds of cattle do you offer?

Limousine Influenced: We sell crossbred full size beef, which are all Limousine influenced (have some Limousine in the bloodline). Limousine is known for its leanness and cutability.

Lowline: We sell the Lowline Angus breed, which is a smaller animal also known for its lean meat and tenderness.  The Lowline cuts are smaller in size (might fit in a chest freezer). Many of our customers like this because they can get a variety of cuts in a smaller quantity.

Who processes my purchase?

Individual cuts are processed at the Story City Locker.  Custom orders for whole, half or quarter sides of beef are processed at local lockers according to your individual specifications.  We typically work with Chandler’s Janesville Locker.

Why are Antibiotics given sometimes?

We routinely treat our calves with a 5-7 day course of oral antibiotic when they are weaned from the cow. This is to treat or prevent a common gastrointestinal infection. Before or after that they only receive antibiotics if they are sick with what the veterinarian thinks is a bacterial infection. We keep good records of which ones are treated for future reference if needed. We utilize an extensive vaccination program and therefore most of the animals do not require antibiotics.