Frequently asked questions
I am interested in buying beef from Faith Way Cattle. What is my Next Step?
Answer any question you have via phone (our goal is to build relationships) We are old school and still believe talking over the phone is the best, especially in the beginning. When all your questions have been answered you are ready to pay your deposit.
How does the deposit work?
The $500(no-refundable) is best said as your reservation and down payment for your beef purchase. The balance is due once we receive the hanging weight from the processor. Balance must be paid in full prior to pick up.
What is the meaning of Hanging Weight?
When purchasing this way, the price is based on hanging weight. Hanging weight (final weight) is the meat before it is processed and cut to your liking. After the meat has cured for a few weeks the butcher will trim the meat fat and bone, etc. and package it for you.
What is the price per pound?
When purchasing a whole, half or quarter cow your freezer will be stocked for 6-12 months. As well as this is the most economical way to purchase beef. The charge is $4.75lb. hanging weight which includes all the processing fees, aging and vacuum sealed.
The average hanging weight of our cows are approximately 750lb. Depending on the choice of your cuts you will have between 500-550lb of consumable beef. You will have approximately $7.99-8.99lb for all your cuts of beef.
Should I get a Whole, Half, or Quarter Cow?
It really depends on the size of your family, how much you eat and your freezer space.
***Consider going in with family or friends.
** We can give recommendations to help you decide what is best for you and your family/friends.
Will you help me with what meat cuts I can get?
How is the Beef packaged?
All the beef is vacuumed sealed, labeled, and frozen.
Method of Payment?
We accept all credit cards, checks, and cash. Online payment includes a 5% processing fee. For checks or cash, contact us directly at email@example.com
How long is processing?
Processing takes 2-3 weeks.
Who processes the beef?
How much freezer space will I need?
Half Beef will approximately fit in a small chest type freezer 7 cu. Ft. Whole Beef will approximately fit in a large chest type freezer 14 cu. Ft.
Where do you get your calves?
Our calves are born and raised right here on our farm.
Why pasture-raised grain-finished?
Our Cattle are raised without hormones and steroids. They graze in an open pasture which in turn is a low-stress environment that ensures quality health and the most tender cuts of beef. We work together with a specific plan with our feed management to ensure the proper nutrients for our cattle.
Where do I pick up our beef after it has been processed?
We will call you when it is ready for pick up to schedule a date and time for you to pick up at our farm.
Do I need to bring a cooler when I pick up the beef?
We will have it in boxes for you. There is a two-hour window for thawing out. However, if you are traveling a distance to pick up the beef, we recommend you bring a cooler for transporting to ensure the beef remains frozen in transit.