At Hephzibah Farms, we strive to take the best care of our animals, treating them with respect and love all their days, in order to provide a great eating experience. We raise our animals in a stress free, natural environment, so that can grow to the best of their potential. Our cattle are 100% grass fed from time of weaning until they are processed. In the spring, summer, and fall months they are on lush pasture with lots of sunlight, eating rich green grasses, legumes, and clover. We rotate our cattle through our pastures to ensure to keep the grass in a high quality, vegetative state. In the winter, we provide the cattle with high quality hay to ensure their growth and continued nutrition. Benefits to grass fed beef:
Our cows are bred to calve in April and May and the calves stay with mom, on her milk, until late fall/early winter. This practice gives us healthy calves with a great start to life, growing naturally on their mom’s milk. We butcher in the fall, when calves are optimal age and weight.
Buying grass fed from our farm enables you to support a small, family, local business. It also gives you the freedom to get the cuts you want at a great price. You will speak directly to the butcher to get your cuts the way you want them. You will have a variety of options from ground beef, to steak, to roast, to hamburgers, to using the bones to make broth.
How do I place an order?
We sell our beef by the whole, half, or quarter. We butcher in the late fall and ask that you put a deposit down to place an order. This deposit will be deducted from your final balance. We have a couple of ways that you can make a deposit. We have convenient buttons right here on our website that will take you to Paypal to put your deposit down. Your other option is to mail a check, to us, for the amount of your deposit. You can choose to pay in either way. We do ask that when you make a deposit that you send an email to us with your email address and phone number in order to contact you.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make checks payable to: Hephzibah Farms
13202 Hebron Rd.
Hebron, IL 60034
Total Costs at a Glance
Buying meat at bulk will save you money in the long run and it will ensure that you have good quality meat at your fingertips. The following is a breakdown of approximate costs that go along with purchasing meat in bulk. My hope is to paint a clear picture of what you can expect, so there are no surprises. If you have any questions at all about this process please contact us and we will do our best to answer them.
Beef – Our price for beef is $4.25 a pound hanging weight plus processing. The processing fee is a separate charge that is paid directly to the processor upon pick up of your meat. These fees include a slaughter charge and a cut and wrap charge, there can also be convenience charges for things like having hamburger patties made, or extra boning done.
Basic processing costs are as follows:
Slaughter Fee $160.00 (this is split between parties if you buy anything less than a whole cow.)
Cut & Wrap Fee $.88/ lb.
Ground Beef $.98/lb.
Approximately how much will you actually be paying for your beef?
If you are buying a half of beef and its hanging weight is 250 lbs. (approximate but around average size for our beef)
250 x $4.25 = $1025 for beef
250 x $.98 = $245 + $160 slaughter fee = $405 processing fee
For a whole beef, the cost will be approximately twice the amount given above.
It is our practice that meat is picked up from the butcher, if however, you need other arrangements made feel free to contact us and we will try to oblige you.