Half Beef - Local Reserve (Deposit)
What is better than a stocked freezer full of locally-raised beef? Your half beef will come directly from the Light Hill farm located in Middle Tennessee. The cattle are raised on lush, plentiful pastures and are finished on grain feed. Once they are the desired weight, they are brought into the Light Hill processing plant where they will dry-age for 21 days. Dry-aging is a process where the meat hangs, allowing for drip loss and for enzymes to break down fibers. This creates a more tender and flavorful piece of meat.
After that process, the meat will be cut to your specifications. A representative from the plant or the shop will be in contact with you before cutting begins to go over the cut sheet and answer any questions you may have. At that time, a pickup time will be scheduled.
A half beef is $4.00/lb which is charged on the animal's hanging weight. The estimated price is between $1,400 and $2,000 which is based on an estimated half-animal hanging weight of 350 and 500 lbs. Once it is weighed, we will charge you the final price minus the $400 deposit. You will receive a receipt for the final charge.
The estimated take-home weight in pounds of meat is 200-250.
The meat will be vacuum-sealed so that you can enjoy everything for over a year like it was on the day you picked it up. It maintains freshness for over 12+ months in the freezer.
Light Hill recommends freezer space of 1 cubic foot for 25 pounds of meat.
Please note, you are purchasing a deposit by buying this product at $400. Once your deposit is made, you will then be in the queue. It may take up to 6 weeks before the beef is ready for pick up. But rest assured, we will keep you posted along the way.